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RAYNE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH 
New Orleans, Louisiana 



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INDEX 



Admitted-FC 



Page 

... 45 



Admitted-On Trial 41 



Appointments 55 



Apportionments 

Gen. & Conference Work. 



.132 



Boards ^ 4 

Commemoration Service 37 

Commissions 6 

Condensed Minutes 50 

Conference 

Claimants 66 

Classes 10 

Officers 3 

Roll and Service Record 154 

Rules 160 

Deacons Ordained 45 

Directories 

Accepted Supplies 144 

Conference Members— FC 138 

District Lay Leaders 5 

Lay Delegates 148 

Local Preachers 145 

Probationers 145 

Widows , 68 

Elders Ordained - 45 

Memoirs 1 62 

Journal 

Special Session, Alexandria 12 

Special Session, Shreveport 22 

Regular Session 35 



Page 

Conference Claimants 64 

Education 72 

Evangelism 79 

Hospitals and Homes 81 

Lay Activities 110 

Missions and Church Extension 113 

Temperance 123 

Reports of Commissions 

Minimum Salary 112 

Student and Church Centers 121 

Town and Country 128 

World Service and Finance 129 

Reports of Committees 

Accepted Supplies 144 

Centenary College Day 120 

Christian Literature and Publications .117 

Conference Relations 36 and 38 

District Conference Records 72 

Insurance 107 

Interboard Council 107 

Resolutions 118 

Special Days 107 

Reports of Homes 

Mehtodist Home-Hospital 81 

Orphanage 91 

Report of Statistical Secretary 122 

Reports of Treasurers 

Board of Missions 116 

Conference 1 34 

Legal Conference 126 

Methodist Home-Hospital 87 

Orphanage 96 

Resolutions 118 



Reports of Boards 
Bible 



54 Transfers 



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ANNUAL 



of the 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL 
CONFERENCE 



of 



THE METHODIST CHURCH 

SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION 

(Twelfth Since Unification) 



ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTH SESSION 

held in 

THE RAYNE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH 
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 

MAY 30-JUNE 2, 1950 

JACK H. MIDYETT, Editor 

420 S. Washington 
Bastrop, Louisiana 



The Drake Company, Shreveport, La. 




BISHOP PAUL E. MARTIN, D.D., LL.D. 

Resident Bishop of the Arkansas-Louisiana Area 

South Central Jurisdiction 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



OFFICERS, BOARDS, ETC. 

THE LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE 
METHODIST CHURCH 

South Central Jurisdiction 

CONFERENCE OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT-Bishop Paul E. Martin, 723 Center Street, Little Rock, 
Arkansas. 

SECRETARY-Rev. Jack H. Midyett, 420 S. Washington, Bastrop, 
Louisiana. 

SECRETARY-EMERITUS-Rev. Robert H. Harper, 116 N. Lombard 
Street, Opelousas, Louisiana. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARIES-Rev. George Pearce, Jr., 401 Sherrouse Ave.; 
and Rev. Karl B. Tooke, Arcadia, Louisiana. 

SECRETARY CONFERENCE CLASSES-Rev. A. M. Serex, First Metho- 
dist Church, Monroe, Louisiana. 

SECRETARY CONFERENCE ROLL-Rev. Sidney A. Seegers, Logansport, 
Louisiana. 

STATISTICIAN-Rev. J. E. Hearn, Box 515, Ruston, Louisiana. 

TREASURER-Rev. Robert W. Vaughan, Box 515, Ruston, Louisiana. 

ASSISTANT TREASURER-Rev. J. E. Hearn, Box 515, Ruston, Louisiana. 

MISSIONARY SECRETARY-Rev. B. A. Galloway, Franklinton, Louisiana. 

SECRETARY OF EVANGELISM-Rev. R. H. Staples, Box 3396, West 
Monroe, Louisiana. 

CONFERENCE LAY LEADER-Robert P. Lay, Gilliam, Louisiana. 

TREASURER GOLDEN CROSS-Miss Mollye Stewart, Pollock, Louisiana. 

PRESIDENT WOMAN'S SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE-Mrs. 
Glenn Laskey, 710 Vienna St., Ruston, La. 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY BOARD OF EDUCATION-Rev. Bentley 
Sloane, Box 4156, Shreveport, La. 

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR ADULT WORK-Rev. G. W. Dameron, 1404 
Military Hwy., Pineville, Louisiana. 

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR YOUNG ADULT WORK-Rev. James F. 
Stone, Zachary, Louisiana. 



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CONFERENCE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH WORK-Miss Betty Rae Fox, 
Box 4156, Shreveport, La. 

SECRETARY BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICE-Mrs. D. D. Bell, 
Box 4156, Shreveport, La. 

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR OF CAMPING-Mrs. Edgar Cayard, 1606 
Bodenger Blvd., New Orleans, La. 

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR OF AUDIO VISUAL EDUATION-Rev. A. 
W. Townsend, Jr., 2738 W. College, Shreveport, La. 

CONFERENCE PRESIDENT OF CHURCH SCHOOL SUPERINTEND- 
ENTS-W. P. Callahan, Jr. 

CONFERENCE RURAL WORKERS-Miss Elizabeth Thompson, 2717 
Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, La. 



BOARDS 



BIBLE-Chairman, W. O. Lynch; Secretary, M. H. Corley, A. W. 
Coody, T. O. Carlstrom, J. P. McKeithen, H. W. Marlin. 

CHURCH LOCATION AND BUILDING-Alexandria District: V. 

D. Morris, A. F. Mayo, W. T. Murray, R. M. O'Neal. Baton Rouge Dis- 
trict: W. E. Trice, Homer Vanderpool, E. R. Thomas, Roy Mouser, Walton 
Brumfield, Roy Alford, Dr. C. P. Lipscomb. Lake Charles District: J. J. 
Rasmussen, D. B. Raulins, W. O. Byrd, H. L. Daughenbaugh, C. E. 
Kingery, C. M. Moss. Monroe District: George Pearce, Jr., A. M. Serex, 

E. C. Gibson, Norman Rushing. New Orleans District: Dana Dawson, Jr., 
Carl F. Lueg, E. J. Barksdale, J. W. Reily, C. B. Prescott, A. F. Hanson. 
Ruston District: W. D. Milton, G. W. Pomeroy, R. L. Taylor, E. L. 
Walker, J. B. Snell. Shreveport District: R. L. Cooke, Guy M. Hicks, A. W. 
Townsend, R. J. O'Neal, E. E. Stewart, Burton Weekley. 

CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS: Chairman, S. A. Seegers; Secretary, 
W. D. Milton; Treasurer, Judge Robert J. O'Neal. Clerical: Kenneth Mc- 
Dowell and W. J. Reid, 1951; S. A. Seegers and W. D. Milton, 1952; 
Fred S. Flurry and Clark W. Bell, 1953. Lay: Hale Shadow and Robert 
J. O'Neal, 1951; J. H. Cain and H. E. Hoppmeyer, 1952; J. G. Ward- 
law and Judge V. M. Mouser, 1953. 

EDUCATION: Chairman, Guy M. Hicks; Vice-Chairman, J. J. Mickle; 
Secretary, J. T. Harris; Treasurer, F. B. James. Clerical: Guy M. Hicks, 
J. T. Harris, J. L. Stovall, J. B. Harper, Leonard Cooke, A. M. Brown, 
J. J. Rasmussen, A. W. Townsend, Jr., G. W. Dameron, Jack Cooke, G. W. 
Pomeroy. Lay: J. J. Mickle, F. B. James, C. N. White, G. T. Tinsley, 
Oscar Maxfield, B. P. Mangham, E. E. Cayard, R. H. Nelson, T. W. Hollo- 
man, Mrs. C. I. Jones, B. B. Weekley, Jr. 

EVANGELISM: Chairman, R. M. Bentley; Secretary, C. W. Quaid. 
Clerical: R. M. Bentley, J. A. Jones, A. J. Cain, C. W. Quaid, R. H. Staples, 



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R. M. Brown, W. D. Milton. Lay: W. E. Brock, S. E. Pool, James 
Lewis, Horace J. Eyre, H. P. Wall, Clossie Rosinson, Frank Graham. 

HOSPITALS AND HOMES: Chairman, E. P. Drake; Vice-Chairman, 
Robert P. Lay; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Mollye Stewart. Clerical: E. P. 
Drake, W. J. Reid, N. H. Melbert. Lay: Miss Mollye Stewart, R. M. Mc- 
Clendon, Robert P. Lay, Dr. W. G. Banks. 

LAY ACTIVITIES: Chairman and Conference Lay Leader: Robert P. 
Lay; Vice Chairman, Robert J. O'Neal; Secretary, Larkin L. Greer; Treas- 
urer, T. H. Henderson. 

District and Associate District Lay Leaders: 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT: 

DLL-J. N. Fomby, 2301 Myrtle St., Alexandria, La. 
ALL— Algie Rose, Opelousas, La. 
ALL— C. A. Posey, 208 Bayou Drive, Alexandria, La. 
ALL— Willie Breedlove, Natchitoches, La. 

BATON ROUGE DISTRICT: 

DLL— Welton Brumfield, Amite, La. 

ALL— Thomas H. Henderson, Zachary, La. 

ALL— J. B. Coburn, Ponchatoula, La. 

ALL— H. C. Sanders, 424 L.S.U. Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 

ALL-J. W. Bell, Jr., Franklinton, La. 

ALL— Dr. C. P. Lipscomb, Ponchatoula, La. 

LAKE CHARLES DISTRICT: 

DLL— Howard Daughenbaugh, 2219 Helen St., Lake Charles, La. 
ALL-Mid Cole, DeRidder, La. 
ALL— Dr. A. E. Stanton, Crowley, La. 
ALL— Stanley Pierson, Abbeville, La. 

MONROE DISTRICT: 

DLL-Norman Rushing, 2403 N. 9th St., West Monroe, La. 
ALL-P. B. Mangham, Delhi, La. 
ALL-D. B. Fiske, Oak Grove, La. 
ALL— Judge V. M. Mouser, Columbia, La. 

NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT: 

DLL-Henry W. Dorsey, 518 Whitney Bldg., New Orleans 12, La. 
ALL-H. E. Hoppmeyer, 233 Atherton Dr., New Orleans 12, La. 
ALL— Charles R. Patterson, Houma, La. , 

ALL— Henry L. Mayfield, Covington, La. 
ALL-A. F. Hanson, 5826 Louis XIV St., New Orleans, La. 



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SHREVEPORT DISTRICT: 

DLL— J. Davidson Brown, Minden, La. 
ALL— Judge C. A. Barnett, Ruston, La. 
ALL— Hale R. Shadow, Ruston, La. 
ALL— T. H. Arnold, Haynesville, La. 
ALL— Larkin F. Greer, Minden, La. 

MANAGERS PASTORS' SCHOOL (Board): W. E. Trice, E. R. 
Haug, Guy M. Hicks, Jolly B. Harper, B. C. Taylor, J. J. Rasmussen, J. C. 
Sensintaffar. 

METHODIST HOME HOSPITAL (Directors): Terms expiring 1951: 
H. L. Johns, Dana Dawson, Jr., Ben S. Giles, Jolly B. Harper. Term ex- 
piring 1952: J. T. Harris, H. A. Rickey, Jack H. Midyett, G. W. Pomeroy. 
Term expiring 1953: J. Henry Bowdon, N. H. Melbert, Karl B. Tooke, H. 
Vance Greenslit. 

MINISTERIAL TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS: Chairman, A. 
M. Serex; Secretary, R. B. Crichlow, D. B. Raulins, G. W. Harbuck, Bent- 
ley Sloane, J. C. Whitaker. 

MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION: Chairman, Karl B. Tooke; 
Vice- Chairman, L. E. Douglas; Secretary, Ira W. Flowers; Treasurer, W. D. 
Davis. Church Extension Section: Chairman, L. E. Douglas, Dana Dawson, 
Jr. Lay: W. T. Murray, H. Wimberley, Howard Daughenbaugh, Mrs. E. 
C. Gibson, W. D. Davis, L. L. Greer, H. T. Wadley. At large: R. R. 
Branton, Ira W. Flowers, N. H. Melbert, E. R. Haug. 

TEMPERANCE: Chairman, H. A. Rickey; Secretary, F. C. Collins. 
Clerical: H. A. Rickey, A. T. Law, P. M. Caraway, A. A. Collins, F. C. 
Collins, A. A. McKnight, J. B. Grambling, A. D. St. Amant, Jr. Lay: 
J. I. Barron, J. T. Harris, Jr., R. W. Beadle, Mrs. G. V. Sanders, George C. 
Bolian, III, Mrs. Guy Kinnebrew, Mrs. David Tarver, W. Rodney Cline, 
Mrs. J. W. Worthington, Mrs. Charles Goldthwaite, Mrs. T. E. Brunning, 
Mrs. Hazel Northouse. 



COMMISSIONS 

CHRISTIAN VOCATIONS: Chairman, W. E. Trice. Clerical: W. E. 
Trice, George Pearce, Jr., Wm. Fraser, H. L. Johns, Clifford Zirkel, Jr., 
Bentley Sloane, A. M. Serex, B. A. Galloway. Lay: Mrs. C. I. Jones, Mrs. 
E. A. Sartor, Charles Murrah, Mrs. W. E. Trice, Mrs. J. B. Pollard, Miss 
Elizabeth Thompson, James T. Harris, Jr., Joyce Dunford. 

CHURCH AND STUDENT CENTERS: Chairman, D. W. Poole; 
Secretary, George Pearce, Jr., Clerical: D. W. Poole, George Pearce, Jr. 
G. M. Hicks, C. H. Zirkel, Jr., V. D. Morris, I. W. Flowers, J. T. Harris, 
H. A. Rickey, B. C. Taylor, H. L. Johns, Dana Dawson, Jr. Lay: I. C. 
Strickland, H. T. Barr, Emmett Webb, Mrs. W. E. Trice, J. H. Cain, J. J. 
Davidson, Jr., W. Rodney Cline, Mrs. J. B. Pollard, D. M. Hayes, Mrs. 



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C. I. Jones, W. B. Reily, Jr., R. L. Taylor, Mrs. Glenn Laskey. Also, 
chairmen of trustees of the several Student Centers in the Conference. 

HISTORICAL: Clerical: R. H. Harper, David Tarver, J. W. Lee, 
W. H. Bengtson. 

INTER-CHURCH: A. M. Freeman. 

MINIMUM SALARY: Chairman, W. D. Boddie; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Jack Cooke. Clerical, W. D. Boddie, Jack Cooke, W. F. Howell, W. F. 
Mayo, Jr., E. L. McKay, J. G. Gieck, N. L. Stout. 

TOWN AND COUNTRY WORK: Bishop Paul E. Martin, the Dis- 
trict Superintendents, Bentley Sloane, B. A. Galloway, Mrs. Glenn Las- 
Key, C. B. Krumnow, J. H. Sewell, J. F. Waltman, Jr., M. S. Robertson, 
E. L. Tatum, W. P. Cassels, Rex Squyres, Mrs. Catherine Stevens, O. A. 
Lose, Robert Compton, C. E. Carlisle, Miss Ella K. Hooper, Mrs. S. S. 
Moreland, W. B. Norton. 

WORLD SERVICE AND FINANCE: Chairman, A. M. Freeman; Sec- 
retary; W. H. Bengston. Clerical: A. M. Freeman, W. H. Bengtson, W. E. 
Trice, C. F. Lueg, Dana Dawson, Jr. Lay: E. C. Gibson, E. S. Lotspeich, 
R. M. O'Neal, J. C. Love, V. F. Matthews, H. C. Sanders. 



COMMITTEES 

ACCEPTED SUPPLIES: Chairman, W. L. Doss, Jr.; Secretary, J. C. 
Whitaker. Clerical: W. L. Doss, Jr., J. C. Whitaker, L. L. Booth, Sam 
Nader, R. E. Walton, A. A. McKnight, Bentley Sloane. 

CAMPING: Chairman, T. T. Howes; Clerical: T. T. Howes, E. B. 
Emmerich, W. H. Bengtson, J. W. Matthews, Jr., W. R. Cain, S. J. McLean, 
A. G. Taylor, J. C. Whitaker, J. T. Redmon, J. L. Beasley. Lay: C. N. 
White. 

CONFERENCE RELATIONS: Chairman, Don M. Risinger; Secretary, 
Don Wineinger. Clerical: L. L. Booth, A. S. Hurly, Don Wineinger, 1951; 
J. T. Harris, R. M. Brown, A. D. George, 1952; Don M. Risinger, E. C. 
Dufresne, D. T. Wililams, 1953. 

COURTESIES: B. C. Taylor, N. H. Melbert, Carl F. Lueg, Dana 
Dawson, Jr. 

DISTRICT CONFERENCE RECORDS: D. B. Boddie, Spencer L. 
Stockwell, A. D. St. Amant, Jr., Roy E. Mouser, O. W. Spinks. 

ENTERTAINMENT NEXT SESSION: Clerical: W. E. Trice, J. J. 
Rasmussen, A. M. Serex, B. C. Taylor, the District Superintendents. Lay: 
E. C. Gibson, Herbert Wimberly. 

INSURANCE: Clerical: Carl Lueg, A. A. McKnight, K. G. McDowell, 
J. L. Turner, R. L. Cooke, J. W. Matthews, Jr. Lay: Frank Rau, L. M. 
McGraw, Pat Chaffin, Harold Riggs, H. Vance Greenslit, C. O. Holland, 
P. P. Loy. 



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INVESTIGATION: G. W. Pomeroy, C. R. Hardy, W. D. Milton, R. 
H. Staples, Ira W. Flowers. 

JOURNAL: To examine minutes: E. R. Haug, George Pearce, Jr., 
Douglas McGuire. 

MEMOIRS: R. W. Vaughan for H. J. Boltz. J. B. Grambling for 
J. R. Roy. Louis Hoffpauir for L. N. Hoffpauir. F. M. Freeman for R. T. 
Ware. Guy M. Hicks for C. E. McLean. George Ivey for Mrs. J. G. 
Sloane. W. O. Sylvest for Mrs. B. D. Watson. G. A. Morgan for Mrs. J. F. 
Waltman. 

"MINISTERIAL EDUCATION-CENTENARY COLLEGE DAYS"- 
Bishop Paul E. Martin, Dr. J. J. Mickle, Rev. Bentley Sloane, Dr. H. L. 
Johns, Herbert Wimberly. 

PUBLISHING COMMITTEE: V. D. Morris, H. A. Rickey, Minns S. 
Robertson. 

QUALIFICATIONS OF LOCAL PREACHERS: Alexandria: D. W. 
Poole, M. S. Robertson, J. A. Jones. Baton Rouge District: J. T. Har- 
ris, W. E. Trice, Frank C. Tucker, Jr. Lake Charles District: Sam 
Nader, W. O. Byrd, H. D. Marlin. Monroe District: I. A. Love, I. L. 
Yeager, W. H. Carroll. New Orleans District: J. C. Whitaker, Clark W. 
Bell, E. J. Barksdale. Ruston District: L. E. Douglas, D. L. McGuire, 

A. A. McKnight. Shreveport District: W. R. Wendt, F. H. Harrison, 

B. D. Watson. 

RESOLUTIONS: D. B. Raulins, V. D. Morris, Harold Riggs, Robert 
P. Lay. 

RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS TO THE NEXT GENERAL 
CONFERENCE: R. R. Branton, Dana Dawson, Jr., Robert P. Lay, E. B. 
Emmerich, J. C. Sensintaffar, O. L. Tucker, A. M. Brown, Don Wineinger. 
Lay: H. M. Moak, Dr. Paul C. Taylor, Dr. Bryant Davidson, E. S. Aiken. 



INTERBOARD COUNCIL 

The resident Bishop, the District Superintendents, the Conference 
President of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, the Conference Lay 
Leader, the Executive Secretary of the Board of Education, the Conference 
secretary of Evangelism, the Conference Missionary secretary, the President 
of Centenary College, and the chairman of each of the following Boards, 
Commissions, and Committees: 

Boards: Bible, Conference Claimants, Education, Evangelism, Hos- 
pital and Homes, Ministerial Training, Missions and Church Extensions, and 
Temperance. 

Commissions: Christian Vocations, Student Centers, Town and Coun- 
try, and World Service and Finance. 

Committees: Publishing and World Peace. 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 9 

TRUSTEES 

CENTENARY COLLEGE: Paul M. Brown, Chairman; J. B. Atkins, 
Vice-Chairman; C. H. Lyons, Secretary. Ex-Officio: Bishop Paul E. Martin 
and Dr. J. J. Mickle. Terms expiring in 1951: M. A. Abernathy, J. B. 
Atkins, J. Theron Brown, Paul M. Brown, Howard Crumley, W. L. Doss, 
Jr., M. W. Drake F. M. Freeman, R. H. Hargrove, C. H. Lyons, J. G. 
O'Brien, Bonneau Peters. Terms expiring in 1952: Lamar Baker, Chris 
Barnette, J. Henry Bowdon, S. Perry Brown, W. H. Giles, G. W. James, 
H. L. Johns, Joe W. Pitts, Justin R. Querbes, John L. Scales, Sr., B. C. 
Taylor, Henry S. Weisman. Terms expiring in 1953: I. F. Betts, Mrs. D. P. 
Hamilton, J. C. Hamilton, Guy M. Hicks, Mrs. C. I. Jones, Carl H. Mc- 
Henry, R. T. Moore, Virgil Morris, Henry A. O'Neal, Mrs. A. J. Peavy, A. 
L. Wedgeworth, George D. Wray, Sr. 

CONFERENCE TRUSTEES: President, W. L. Doss, Jr.; Secretary, 
Robt. J. O'Neal. Clerical: W. L. Doss, Jr., and Carl K Lueg, 1951; E. C. 
Gunn, 1952; Guy M. Hicks and J. Henry Bowdon, 1953. Lay: E. S. Lot- 
speich, 1951; E. L. Walker and Robt. J. O'Neal, 1952; Robert P. Lay, 
1953. 

HOME OF GOOD SAMARITAN (Directors): Chairman, W. H. 
Giles, R. H. Staples, A. M. Serex, J. B. Grambling. Lay: Judge V. M. 
Mouser, Judge E. L. Walker, E. C. Gibson, S. M. McReynolds. 

LEGAL CONFERENCE: Chairman, J. Henry Bowdon; Secretary, 
A. M. Barnes. Clerical: J. Henry Bowdon, Martin Hebert, J. G. Snelling. 
Lay: A. M. Barnes, Judge E. L. Walker, E. C. Willard, E. E. Cayard, 
Henry Walther. 

ORPHANAGE: Superintendent, C. B. White; Superintendent Emeri- 
tus, Rev. R. W. Vaughan. Directors: President, Floyd B. James; Vice- 
President; W. T. Murray; Secretary, R. R. Branton; Treasurer, J. H. Mays. 
Trustees: Clerical: Louis Hoffpauir, H. L. Johns, R. R. Branton, Guy M. 
Hicks, R. W. Vaughan, 1952; B. C. Taylor, 1953; Lay: W. T. Murray, 
R. D. Babb, Mrs. E. N. Jackson, Mrs. Glenn Laskey, Ben Downing, J. C. 
Ritchie, B. H. Rainwater, 1952; Floyd B. James, J. H. Mays, Tom Connell, 
1953. Honorary Life Member, T. C. Clanton. 

TRUSTEES CAMP BREWER: Jolly B. Harper, C. N. White, E. R. 
Haug, E. E. Cayard, Ira W. Flowers, W. H. Bengtson. 

TRUSTEES STUDENT CENTER, LAFAYETTE-Term to expire in 
1951: H. E. Williams, A. B. House, Lafayette; C. M. Moss, Lake Charles. 
Term to expire in 1952: T. F. Wilbanks, Lafayette; O. A. Newport, La- 
fayette, G. H. Thomas, Lafayette. Term to expire in 1953: Grant Hayes, 
Iota; R. D. Morgan, Lafayette; Mrs. J. W. Faulk. Term to expire in 
1954: W. J. Bernard, New Iberia; W. A. Atkinson, Sr., Lafayette; Stanley 
Pierson, Abbeville. Term to expire in 1955: W. K. Rainbolt, Lafayette; 
John W. Trotter, New Iberia; Howard Bruner, Rayne. 

TRUSTEES STUDENT CENTER, McNEESE - Term to expire in 
1951: Walter Denton, 3625 S. St., Lake Charles; J. ?. Campbell, Welsh; 






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Forest White, 1622 8th St., Lake Charles. Term to expire in 1952: C. E. 
Kingery, 1323 10th St., Lake Charles; J. H. Cain, DeRidder; Dr. W. F. 
Brooks, Vinton. Term to expire in 1953; Harold Boling, 312 Pujo St., Lake 
Charles; Joe Hebert, Hi. Wy. 42, Rt. 2, Box 494, Lake Charles; Mrs. W. S. 
McFarlane, 404 Pecan St., Sulphur. 

TRUSTEES STUDENT CENTER: N. J. C. - Term to expire in 1951: 
Judge V. M. Mouser, Columbia; D. B. Fiske, Oak Grove; P. B. Mangham, 
Delhi. Term to expire in 1952: Geo. H. Goodwin, Bastrop; Norman Gayle; 
Harold Riggs, Monroe. Term to expire in 1953: Charles P. Chisholm, 
West Monroe, La.; E. C. Gibson, Monroe: W. D. Cotton, Rayville. 

TRUSTEE NEW ORLEANS DEPOSITORY: A. M. Barnes, E. H. 
Prescott, H. L. Johns, J. W. Reily, N. H. Melbert, Dana Dawson, Jr., 
Ben S. Giles, A. F. Hanson, Walter P. Harris. 

TRUSTEES SEASHORE CAMP GROUNDS: B. C. Taylor, E. C. 
Gunn, E. S. Lotspeich, L. J. Hoyt. 

TRUSTEES SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY: Floyd B. 
James and D. B. Raulins. 

TRUSTEE WESTERN METHODIST ASSEMBLY: Guy M. Hicks. 



CLASSES IN THE COURSE OF STUDY 

FIRST YEAR: Wallace M. Babington, Robert William Bengtson, Clay- 
ton Winfred Bennett, Joseph Henry Bowdon, Jr., Stephens Delbert Car- 
rington, Angus Lee Carruth, Samuel B. Dampier, Lloyd Anderson Fore- 
man, David Todd Lowry, Richard Neuendorffer, John Calvin Riggins. 

SECOND YEAR: Walter Miller Allen, Donice W. Alverson, Hugh 
Leon Baker, James J. Caraway, Roy Henry Dommert, Darwin Farquhar, 
Robert Milton Home, Thomas Major Lancaster, Leroy Elwood Philbrook, 
William Vincent Sirman. 

THIRD YEAR: Andrew Leroy Dickerson, Jr., Lael S. Jones, Robert 
R. Miller, James Frank Stone, W. Spencer Wren, Collins Denny Pinkard. 

FOURTH YEAR: Clifford E. Davis, Garland C. Dean, Floyd Melvin 
Durham, Benjamin Ray Oliphint, Kenneth Glen Rorie, Clarence H. Snell- 
ing, Jr., Theodore Robert Weber. 



WOMAN S SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE 

President: Mrs. Glenn Laskey, 710 N. Vienna St., Ruston, La. 
Vice-President: Mrs. S. J. Fairchild, 620 Ninth St., Baton Rouge, La. 
Treasurer: Mrs. F. E, Kennon, Minden, La. 

Recording Secretary: Mrs. E. N. Jackson, 209 Roselawn, Monroe, La. 
Secretary of Promotion: Mrs. D. M. Campbell, 228 Front St., New 
Iberia, La. 



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Secretary of Misisonary Education and Service: Mrs. Sam B. Dunbar, 
2338 Valmont St., New Orleans, La. 

Secretary of Christian Social Relations and Local Church Activities: Mrs. 
C. F. Goldthwaite, 6101 Louisville St., New Orleans, La. 

Secretary of Literature and Publications: Mrs. Glen R. Nordyke, 2873 Ed- 
wards Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 

Secretary of Children's Work: Mrs. J. C. Whitaker, 1125 Elenore St., New 
Orleans, La. 

Secretary of Youth Work: Mrs. J. R. Weaver, Ringgold, La. 

Secretary of Student Work: Mrs. W. E. Trice, Box 8383 University Sta- 
tion, Baton Rouge, La. 

Secretary of Wesleyan Service Guild: Miss Mary Gladys Page, 737 Napol- 
eon Ave., New Orleans, La. 

Secretary of Supplies: Mrs. Lee Tidwell, 655 Robinson Place, 655 Robin- 
son Place, Shreveport, La. 

Secretary of Spiritual Life: Mrs A. H. Wilcox, 4320 Youree Drive, Shreve- 
port, La. 

Secretary of Status of Women: Mrs. F. C. Haley, Homer, La. 

Secretary of Missionary Personnel: Mrs. C. I. Jones, 6215 St. Charles Ave., 
New Orleans, La. 

CONFERENCE WORKERS 

Miss Elizabeth Thompson, 2717 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, La. 

Mrs. J. T. Folk, La. Tech, Ruston, La. 

Miss Mantha Rose Caraway, Methodist Student Center, Natchitoches, La. 

Miss Lillian Day, St. Mark's Community Center, New Orleans, La. 

Miss Fae L. Daves, St. Mark's Community Center, New Orleans, La. 

People's Community Center, 2009 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, La. 

Miss Pearl Turnbull, People's Community Center, 2009 Loyola Ave., 
New Orleans, La. 

Mrs. Ada Dail, MacDonell School, Houma, La. 

Miss Pearlye Maye Kelly, Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette, La. 

Miss Marzette Stevens, Box 95, Palmetto, La. 

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COxMMITTEE 

Mrs. George Sexton, Jr., 110 Sexton Rd., Shreveport, La. 

Mrs. W. M. Ledbetter, 1134 Dalzell St., Shreveport, La. 

Mrs. J. B. Pollard, 921 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, La. 

Mrs. D. C. Metcalf, Calhoun Rd., Monroe, La. (Research Chairman). 



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SPECIAL SESSION No. 1 

Shreveport, Louisiana 
August 30, 1949 

Opening of Conference. The Louisiana Annual Conference 
of The Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, met in 
Special Session in Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana, 
on August 3G, 1949, at 2:00 p. m., with Bishop Paul E. Martin, 
presiding. The Hymn, "Blessed Assurance", was sung. Dean 
R. E. Smith led in prayer. Bishop Martin read the 27th Psalm. 
The Hymn, "Saviour, Like A Shepherd, Lead Us", was sung. 
Rev. Henry A. Rickey played the piano. 

Call to Order. Bishop Martin called the Conference to 
order. 

Roll. Rev. Jack H. Midyett, secretary of the Conference, 
perfected the roll by having all members of the conference sign 
registration cards. Those members who were in attendance were, 
as follows: 

James W. Ailor, C. D. Atkinson, William C. M. Baggett, 
Jr., W. C. Barham, E. J. Barksdale, W. H. Bengston, Clark W. 
Bell, R. M. Bentley, D. B. Boddie, J. Henry Bowdon, R. B. Bran- 
ton, Alfred M. Brown, Wm. E. Brown, William O. Byrd. 

Porter M. Caraway, George L. Cagle, A. J. Cain, Leonard 
Cooke, W. H. Carroll, Angus Lee Carruth, A. W. Coody, R. L. 
Clayton, Jack Cooke, Robert B. Crichlow, James E. Christie, 
A. B. Cavanaugh, E. W. Corley, Marvin H. Corley, T. O. Carl- 
strom, C. J. T. Cotten. 

W. L. Doss, Jr., Dana Dawson, Jr., Lumon Douglas, E. P. 
Drake, Edgar C. Dufresne, D. R. Deen, George W. Dameron. 

S. P. Emanuel, Earl Emmerich. 

M. D. Felder, F. M. Freeman, Ira W. Flowers, Fred S. 
Flurry. 

B. A. Galloway, James B. Grambling, W. H. Giles, A. D. 
George, John G. Gieck, Hubert A. Gibbs. 

Harold R. Hine, Ted T. Howes, E. R. Haug, R. H. Harper, 
F. L. Hearne, C. Reginald Hardy, J. E. Hearn, George W. Har- 
buck, Guy M. Hicks, George Harkins, Jolly B. Harper, Floyd 
L. Heckard, James T. Harris, F. H. Harrison, Louis Hoffpauir, 
George M. Home. 

H. L. Johns, J. A. Jones, Lea Joyner. 

E. A. Keasler, W. D. Kleinschmidt, James A. Knight, John 
F. Kilpatrick. 



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Ashley T. Law, I. A. Love, W. O. Lynch, T. D. Lipscomb. 

J. W. Mayne, Merlin W. Merrill, L. P. Moreland, Robert 
R. Miller, Virgil D. Morris, Glendon R. Messer, J. D. Matthews, 
Jr., N. H. Melbert, Jack H. Midyett, E. L. McRay, Charles E. 
McLean, Alton A. McKnight, Kenneth C. McDowell, J. P. 
McKeithen, J. R. McCann. 

Sam Nader, Conrad Nugent. 

D. W. Poole, George W. Pomeroy, Collins D. Pinkard, 
George Pearce, Jr. 

S. L. Riggs, William J. Reid, Henry A. Rickey, John J. 
Rasmussen, Don Risinger, Clyde T. Shaw, Spencer L. Stock- 
well, S. D. St. Amant, Jr., E. E. Sylvest, Ned L. Stout, Sidney 
A. Seegers, R. H. Staples, John H. Sewell, Rentley Sloane, Addi- 
son Smith, John B. Shearer, Lewis N. Stuckey, W. H. Sanders, 
A. M. Serex, James R. Strozier, J. C. Sensintaffar, J. G. Snelling, 
Clarence Haas Snelling, P. W. Sibley. 

W. O. Tisdale, F. C. Tucker, Jr., Edward R. Thomas, David 
Tarver, B. C. Taylor, A. W. Townsend, Jr., Eskel L. Tatum, 
Karl Tooke, Leon Turner, J. Kemp Tunis, William E. Trice. 

Robert W. Vaughan. 

D. T. Williams, James M. Wilkes, R. E. Walton, W. R. 
Wendt, Wilson L. Watson, Robert W. Walker, C. B. White, 
James C. Whitaker. 



Lay Delegates 

Mrs. C. D. Atkinson, J. D. Brown, Virginia Biggers, Mrs. 
R. N. Baker, F. A. Babb, L. M. Cooksey, H. V. Dunford, W. N. 
Ellis, William M. Floyd, C. H. Foster, Jr., A. H. Horton, T. W. 
Holloman, Mrs. G. M. Home, H. E. Hoppmeyer, Mrs. E. A. 
Keasler, R. P. Lay, H. E. Morrow, J. H. McCullin, O. A. New- 
port, Mrs. E. J. Perry, Mrs. Walter Pipes, Mrs. Wm. J. Roberts, 
M. Stewart, J. L. Saxon, L. T. Snider, I. Thompson, Ray Vinson, 
Floyd E. Volentine, Milton Vallery. 

New Charter for Centenary College. Bishop Martin pre- 
sented Dr. Joe J. Mickle, President of Centenary College, to the 
conference. Dr. Mickle reported on the financial condition of the 
college, the progress of the expansion program, and the need 
of a new charter for the college. Dr. Mickle stated that an 
amendment to the charter had been drawn up, and if adopted, 
would in effect, constitute a new charter. Copies of the pro- 
posed amendment were passed out to the members of the con- 
ference. Bishop Martin suggested that Dr. Mickle point out the 
significant aspects of the proposed amendment rather than read- 



14 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

ing it in its entirety. This was satisfactory to the conference. 
Bishop Martin spoke on the matter before the conference. Like- 
wise, Rev. Guy M. Hicks spoke. After many questions and full 
discussion, Rev. Henry Rickey moved, seconded by Rev. Guy 
M. Hicks, that a resolution be adopted authorizing the approv- 
al of the proposed amendment. The resolution was adopted 
unanimously. (See "Articles of Amendment to the Charter of 
The Centenary College of Louisiana" as printed with this Jour- 
nal of the Special Session). 

Presented. Mr. Chas. Murrah, Rev. Wm. Fraser, and Mr. 
Morehead, all of Centenary College, were presented to the 
conference. 

Pastor's School The Pastors' School of the conference, being 
in session, Rev. E. R. Haug, presented members of the faculty: 
R. E. Smith, Walter Towner, (Rockwell Smith and Mack Stokes, 
not present). The names of those who were teaching in the 
School of Missions and the Laboratory School were called, none 
being present. 

Trustees, Lafayette Student Center. On nomination of Rev. 
Hubert A. Gibbs, trustee for the Lafayette Student Center were 
elected. (See Report). 

Dr. J. Richard Spann. Dr. J. Richard Spann, director of the 
General Commission on Ministerial Training, was presented to 
the conference. 

Resolution, Lafayette Student Center. Rev. Hubert A. Gibbs 
submitted the following resolution to the conference: "Inasmuch 
as our Annual Conference has requested the harmonizing of all 
Student Center Boards of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual Con- 
ference, creating boards of nine members each, and further, since 
the charter of Lafayette Student Center, in its present form, 
calls for twelve (12) to twenty-five (25) members and also since 
a board of fifteen (15) was set up and has since functioned, 'sub- 
ject however', to article V of the charter, 'to the discipline', con- 
stitution, by-laws and regulations of the General Conference of 
The Methodist Church, and the Annual Conference within whose 
bounds the corporation is domiciled', that we renew our re- 
quest for the changing of said charter setting up (9) members. 
We further request that this regulation be complied with by 
the regular session of our 1950 Annual Conference." The reso- 
lution was adopted. 

Resolution, Lafayette Student Center. Rev. Hubert A. 
Gibbs submitted the following as a resolution: "We hereby 
authorize the District Superintendent of the Lake Charles Dis- 
trict to fill any vacancies which might occur between the ses- 
sions of the Annual Conference, subject to the confirmation of 
the next meeting of the Annual Conference." The resolution giv- 
ing this authorization was adopted. 



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Offering. Bishop Martin called attention to the efforts of 
Rev. Jolly B. Harper, District Superintendent of the Alexandria 
District, to move the dust of Rev. Richmond Nolley to Jena, 
Louisiana, and possibly to put a memorial window in the Jena 
Church to this minister. Bishop Martin suggested an offering, 
which was taken, and which amounted to $74.17. 

Group Insurance. Mr. Marlin W. Drake, Jr., presented the 
matter of Group Hospital Insurance to the Conference, explain- 
ing how the plan might be put in effect, and distributed printed 
booklets and application blanks. 

"The Louisiana Methodist" Bishop Martin presented Rev. 
Jolly B. Harper, editor of "The Louisiana Methodist," who spoke 
on the future plans for the paper, stating that the number of 
new subscriptions will determine its continued life. 

Transfers and Supplies. Rev. Karl B. Tooke presented the 
transfers and supplies who were in attendance at the conference 
session. 

Advance Rally. Bishop Martin announced the conference 
Advance Rally to be held in Alexandria on October 19th. 

Dr. Walter Towner. Dr. Walter Towner was presented by 
Bishop Martin. Dr. Towner told the conference about plans for 
a Sunday evening program for Methodist Churches to be called 
"The Methodist Sunday Evening Fellowship". He stated that a 
resource booklet would be ready by September 15th. 

Announcements . 

Minutes. The secretaries were given authority to make the 
necessary corrections to the minutes. 

Adjournment. On motion of W. E. Brown, and seconded by 
B. C. Taylor, the Special Session of the Conference was ad- 
journed. 

Doxology. After singing of the Doxology, Dr. J. Richard 
Spann pronounced the benediction. 

BISHOP PAUL E. MARTIN, 

President. 



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ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF 
THE CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA 

STATE OF LOUISIANA 
PARISH OF CADDO 

BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, a Notary Public in and for 
the State and Parish aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn, came and 
appeared PAUL M. BROWN, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cen- 
tenary College of Louisiana, who declared: 

THAT, acting pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Trustees, duly 
authorized by a two-thirds vote of the total members of the Board of 
Trustees, a full copy of the minutes of the meeting adopting the reso- 
lution, certified as a true copy by Charlton H. Lyons, Secretary of the 
Board of Trustees, being attached hereto and made a part hereof, that 
he, acting by virtue of the authority granted in the resolution, executed 
this act in order to amend the Charter of the "Centenary College of 
Louisiana" as its presently exists, and he further states that the following 
articles of amendment designated by Roman Numerals were adopted pur- 
suant to the above authority, it being the intention that the amendments 
hereinafter set forth shall supersede the articles and amendments of the 
charter in force prior to this act insofar as any conflict may appear. 



ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE 
CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA 



The purpose for which this corporation was formed and shall continue 
is to conduct the "Centenary College of Louisiana" as a literary, scientific, 
religious, and liberal arts college; to maintain such standards as colleges, 
universities, and seminaries of a similar type and character are required 
to maintain throughout the United States; to organize such departments, 
courses of instruction, and schools of learning within the college as may 
be necessary to effectuate its educational purposes; to constitute a faculty 
learned in the fields of education for which this institution was formed; 
to confer on the faculty such professional ranking as is conferred by other 
colleges, universities and seminaries of a similar type and character; to 
confer such degrees of learning on those students and graduates meeting 
the required standards as are granted by other colleges, universities, and 
seminaries of similar type and character; to grant honorary degrees, and 
in general to do all things necessary in order to effectuate the educational 
purposes of the college. 

II 

The corporation shall have the following powers: 
(a) To acquire, operate, sell, lease all types of property movable and 
immovable, corporeal and incorporeal; to sue and be sued; to 
have and to use a corporate seal and to alter same. 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 17 

(b) To accept trusts, donations by testament or otherwise, to admin- 
ister, utilize, invest and maintain the property to the terms of the 
trusts or donations. 

(c) To utilize, invest, alienate, administer any money, assets or prop- 
erty of the corporation in any manner in order to effectuate the 
purposes of the corporation when the property or money has not 
been acquired subject to a restrictive trust or donation. 

(d) The corporation shall have the authority to borrow money, to 
execute promissory notes, to execute mortgages, pledges, or any 
other security devices necessary to carry out this authority on 
such terms and conditions as the governing authority determines 
shall be for the best interest of the college subject to the proviso 
that no property of the college subject to the terms of a re- 
stricted trust or donation shall be mortgaged or otherwise affected 
other than according to the terms of the instrument creating the 
trust or donation, and also subject to the proviso that at no 
time shall any indebtedness of the corporation become the obliga- 
tion of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, South 
Central Jurisdiction, without the approval of the Conference, pro- 
vided, however, that no mortgage shall be executed upon or 
against any property of this corporation except upon resolution 
passed by two-thirds majority of the entire membership of the 
Board of Trustees. 

(e) The corporation may receive donations in the form of pledges 
of money or property of any kind from persons or corporations 
to be realized in the future; if the pledges are given for a par- 
ticular purpose, the college may anticipate the receipt of the 
money or property by borrowing money on the faith thereof and 
giving the pledges as security for repayment; provided that the 
money so borrowed shall be utilized to accomplish the purpose 
for which the pledge was executed. 

(f) The corporation shall have the power to operate college book 
stores, dining halls, student and faculty housing and such other 
auxiliary enterprises as may be deemed desirable for the benefit 
of the college and students. 

(g) The corporation shall have generally all powers inherent in simi- 
lar type corporations and not restricted by law. 

Ill 

Any property, immovable or movable, corporeal or incorporeal, given 
to the corporation for the permanent endowment of the college, the en- 
dowment of any professorship or department of learning shall not be 
utilized except in accordance with the terms of the donation or ac- 
cording to the terms of the trust instrument. 

IV 

The domicile of this corporation is Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louis- 



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V 

The location and post office address of its registered office is 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana. 

VI 

The full names and post office addresses of its registered agents 
are as follows: 

Joe J. Mickle, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana. 
S. D. Morehead, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana. 

VII 

The corporation is a non-profit institution devoted to education and 
religious instruction. 

VIII 

The governing authority of the college shall be vested in a Board of 
Trustees. 

The number of Trustees of Centenary College of Louisiana shall be 
thirty-eight, including the Presiding Bishop of the Louisiana Annual Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, and the 
President of the College, who shall be Ex-Officio member of the Board 
of Trustees. 

Members of the Board of Trustees of the College shall be nomi- 
nated and elected for three-year terms so that one-third of the members 
of the Board of Trustees, exclusive of the Presiding Bishop and the Presi- 
dent of the College shall be nominated and elected each year. 

The Board of Trustees shall have the power to fill any vacancies 
on the Board caused by death or resignation of a member of the Board 
of Trustees until the next regular meeting of the Annual Conference. 

All members of the Board of Trustees of Centenary College of Louis- 
iana to be hereafter chosen shall be nominated by the Board of Trustees 
of the College through the Conference Board of Education and shall be 
elected by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, 
South Central Jurisdiction at the next regular meeting of the Conference 
after nomination by the Board of Trustees. The Louisiana Annual Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, shall have 
the power to elect or reject any nominee or nominees made by the Board 
of Trustees. 

The provisions relating to nomination and election of Trustees may 
not be changed by the Board of Trustees, by amendment or otherwise, 
except with the consent of the Louisiana Annual Conference first had. 

As presently constituted the Board of Trustees consists of the following 



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persons divided into three divisions, whose terms of office expire on the 
dates indicated: 

Ex-Officio: Bishop Paul E. Martin, and 
President Joe J. Mickle 



I. F. Betts 

Mrs. D. P. Hamilton 

Guy Hicks 

Carl H. McHenry 

Randle T. Moore 



Terms to Expire 1950 



Virgil Morris 
Henry A. O'Neal 
Mrs. A. J. Peavy 
A. L. Wedgeworth 
George D. Wray 



M. A. Abernathy 
J. B. Atkins 
J. Theron Brown 
Paul M. Brown 
Howard Crumley 
W. L. Doss 



Terms to Expire 1951 

M. W. Drake 
F. M. Freeman 
R. H. Hargrove 
C. H. Lyons 
J. G. O'Brien 
Bonneau Peters 



Terms to Expire 1952 



Lamar Baker 
Chris Barnette 
J. Henry Bowdon 
S. Perry Brown 
W. H. Giles 
G. W. James 



H. L. Johns 
Joe W. Pitts 
Justin R. Querbes 
John L. Scales, Sr. 
B. C. Taylor 
Henry S. Weisman 



IX 

The Board of Trustees shall elect from its own members the fol- 
lowing: A Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and such other officers 
as the by-laws may require. 

X 

The Board of Trustees shall select and elect the President of the 
College, the Treasurer, Deans and such other officers and department 
heads as are deemed necessary. 



XI 

In carrying out the powers of this corporation, the Board may desig- 
nate an agent or agents to act on their behalf and such delegation of 
authority shall bind this corporation according to the terms of the reso- 
lution of authorization. 



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XII 

The Board of Trustees may, by resolution passed by a majority of 
the whole Board, constitute from among their own membership an Execu- 
tive Committee with power to transact all necessary business in the interim 
of the sessions of the Board. 

XIII 

In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees may, 
by resolution passed by a majority of the Whole Board, designate one or 
more other committees, each committee to consist of two or more trus- 
tees, which, to the extent provided in the resolution or resolutions or in 
the by-laws, may exercise the powers of the Board of Trustees in the 
management of the affairs of the corporation. A committee shall have 
such name as may be stated in the resolution or by-laws. The duration 
of a committee and vacancies occurring therein shall be governed by the 
resolution authorizing the committee or the by-laws. 

XIV 

The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for administering the 
budget and finances of the college; prescribe the tuition and the fees 
to be paid by the students; employ and fix the salaries of the officers, 
administrative personnel, faculty and staff. 

XV 

The Board of Trustees shall prescribe its own by-laws and fix the 
time, place and manner of calling, giving notice of and conducting 
Trustees' meetings, and the number of Trustees which shall constitute 
a quorum. 

At any meeting of the Board of Trustees a member, or members, may 
vote either in person or by proxy or by written ballot submitted in ad- 
vance. 

XVI 

The Board of Trustees in the by-laws shall prescribe: (1) The methods 
by which students shall be recommended for degrees to be awarded in 
the name and under the seal of the College; (2) The method of super- 
vision and regulation of clubs, Greek letter fraternities and sororities, and 
all other activities carried on by the students, and (3) The method of 
supervision of other parts of the college educational program. 

PAUL M. BROWN 

Chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of Centenary College of Louisiana. 



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TRUSTEES-LAFAYETTE STUDENT CENTER 

To Bishop Paul E. Martin And 

To The Louisiana Annual Conference 

In Called Session at Centenary College 

Shreveport, Louisiana, August 30, 2:00 P. M., 1949. 

Dear Friends: 

In as much as the electing of trustees to the Board of Trustees of 
the Lafayette Student Center, Lafayette, Louisiana, to fill the vacancies 
that have occurred, was included in the purpose of the called session of 
our conference, and further since the charter of said Student Center 
makes it mandatory for the district superintendent of the Lake Charles 
district to nominate any to be elected by the above named Annual Con- 
ference, I, as district superintendent of the Lake Charles district, beg 
permission to submit the following names: 

Grant Hayes, Iota, Louisiana, to take the place of J. J. Davidson, 
resigned; A. B. House, Lafayette, Louisiana, to take the place of C. E. 
Kingery, resigned; Howard Bruner, Rayne, Louisiana, to take the place 
of M. H. McLeod, resigned; Stanley Pierson, Abbeville, Louisiana, to take 
the place of Eloi Girard, whose term expired in 1949; R. D. Morgan, 
Lafayette, Louisiana, whose term expired in 1948, to succeed himself; Mrs. 
J. W. Faulk, Lafayette, Louisiana, whose term expired in 1948, to succeed 
herself; W. J. Bernard, New Iberia, Louisiana, whose term expired in 
1949, to succeed himself; W. A. Atkins, Lafayette, Louisiana, whose term 
expired in 1949, to succeed himself. 

The status of the Board of Trustees of said Student Center as con- 
stituted by the filling of these vacancies is as follows: 

Term expiring in 1950 

R. R. Falconer, New Iberia, Louisiana. 
John W. Trotter, New Iberia, Louisiana. 
Howard Bruner, Rayne, Louisiana. 

Term expiring in 1951 

A. B. House, Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Sidney W. Sweeney, Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

CM. Moss, Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

Term expiring in 1952 

T. F. Wilbanks, Lafayette, Louisiana. 
O. A. Newport, Lafayette, Louisiana. 
G. H. Thomas, Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Term expiring in 1953 

Grant Hayes, Iota, Louisiana. 

R. D. Morgan, Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Mrs. J. W. Faulk, Lafayette, Louisiana. 



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Term expiring in 1954: 

W. J. Bernard, New Iberia, Louisiana. 
W. A. Atkinson, Lafayette, Louisiana. 
Stanley Pierson, Abbeville, Louisiana. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HUBERT A. GIBBS, 
District Superintendent, 
the Lake Charles District. 



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SPECIAL SESSION No. 2 

Alexandria, Louisiana, October 19, 1949 

Opening of Conference The Louisiana Annual Conference 
of The Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, after due 
and written notice had been given for over ten days, met in 
Special Session in the First Methodist Church of Alexandria, 
Louisiana, on October 19, 1949, at 4:30 P. M., with Bishop Paul 
E. Martin, presiding. 

Call to Order Bishop Martin called the conference to order. 

Roll Rev. Jack H. Midyett, secretary of the conference, 
perfected the roll by having all members of the conference to 
sign registration cards. Those members who were in attendance 
are as follows: 

Ministers 

D. F. Anders, J. M. Alford, James W. Ailor, Don W. Alver- 
son, C. W. Bennett, W. C. Barham, W. H. Bengtson, S. S. Bogan, 
Wm. E. Brown, J. Henry Bowdon, William O. Byrd, W.' D. 
Boddie, R. M. Bentley, Alfred M. Brown, Van Carter, Frank C. 
Collins, Robert B. Crichlow, L. A. Carrington, Arby W. Coody, 
Marvin H. Corley, Porter M. Caraway, W. H. Carroll, W. P. 
Cassels, Ralph Cain, Albert A. Collins, E. W. Corley, Raymond 
M. Crofoot, A. B. Cavanaugh, M. L. Davis, George W. Dameron, 
Clifford E. Davis, Jr., E. W. Day, Luman E. Douglas, S. P. Eman- 
uel, E. B. Emmerich, M. D. Felder, Clyde C. Frazier, Jr., William 
P. Fraser, Fred Flurry. 

W. H. Giles, Benedict A. Galloway, Hubert A. Gibbs, J. B. 
Grambling, John G. Gieck, J. E. Hearn, Jolly B. Harper, Ted T. 
Howes, George W. Harbuck, W. F. Howell, R. H. Harper, 
Edward R. Haug, George W. Harkins, F. L. Hearne, Guy M. 
Hicks, F. H. Harrison, C. Reginald Hardy, Louis Hoffpauir, W. R. 



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Irving, Jr., George F. Ivey, H. L. Johns, John F. Kilpatrick, John 
B. Koelemay, C. B. Krumnow, James A. Knight, I. A. Love, Carl 
F. Lueg, J. W. Lee, Ashley T. Law, H. M. Law, S. L. Lantrip, 
W. F. Mayo, Virgil D. Morris, W. D. Milton, Jack H. Midyett, 
Merlin W. Merrill, J. W. Mayne, L. P. Moreland, Roy E. Mouser, 
Robert R. Miller, G. A. Morgan, Alton A. McKnight, J. B. 
McCann, Douglas L. McGuire, E. L. McKay, Sam Nader, J. P. 
Nelson, D. W. Poole, George W. Pomeroy, C. W. Quaid. 

D. B. Raulins, William J. Reid, Don Risinger, Henry A. 
Rickey, S. L. Riggs, John J. Rasmussen, Clarence H. Snelling, Jr., 
J. G. Snelling, R. E. Smith, Bentley Sloane, James F. Stone, Otis 
W. Spinks, Rex Squyres, A. M. Serex, Thurman Spinks, Sidney 
A. Seegers, J. C. Sensintaffar, R. H. Staples, Clyde T. Shaw, John 
H. Sewell, A. D. St. Amant, Jr., John B. Shearer, William E, Trice, 
W. O. Tisdale, David Tarver, Karl Tooke, B. C. Taylor, Leon 
Turner, Edward R. Thomas, Frank C. Tucker, Jr., A. W. Town- 
send, Jr., Robert W. Vaughan, A. E. Wingfield, R. E. Walton, 
D. T. Williams, James C. Whitaker, Don Wineinger, Robert M. 
Walker, A. M. Wynne, W. R. Wendt, Wilson Watson. 



Lay Delegates 

J. D. Brown, Mrs. D. M. Campbell, Horace J. Frye, P. M. 
Elston, Frank Graham, Mrs. J. O. Garland, A. H. Horton, N. G. 
Hyde, Floyd B. James, H. M. Lanford, Dr. H. E. Morrow, Mrs. 
E. M. Kenzie, Mrs. F. J. Mechlin, W. C. McCord, W. W. McDon- 
ald, Jr., Mrs. L. P. Moreland, W. H. Metcalf, O. A. Newport, Al- 
ton Norsworthy, Walter H. Pipes, F. H. Rogers, John L. Scales, 
Mollye Stewart, Hugh J. Stodghill. 

Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital Rev. H. L. Johns, Chair- 
man of the Board of Managers of the Memorial Mercy Home- 
Hospital, made a statement regarding the Home, pointing out 
the need for conference action, because of the three following 
things: (1) The New Orleans Fire Marshal has given final warning 
that the buildings are a fire-trap; (2) The Home has a form of 
government with a Board of Trustees and a Board of Managers, 
which need to be unified through reorganization; and, (3) Be- 
cause of conflicting names in the City of New Orleans, the name 
of the Home needs to be changed, and the name The Methodist 
Home Hospital is suggested. 

Report of the Board of Hospitals and Homes Rev. C. E. 
McLean, Chairman, read the report of the Board of Hospitals 
and Homes, with the request that the resolutions in the report 
be adopted item by item. 

On motion of C. E. McLean, seconded by J. Henry Bowdon, 
the conference authorized the adoption of the report item by 



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item. Item 1, Item 2, Item 3, Item 4, Item 5, Item 6, were unani- 
mously adopted, each being voted on separately. 

On motion of C. E. McLean, being properly seconded, the 
report as a whole was adopted and the secretary was given 
permission to edit the report. (See Report printed at the end of 
the Minutes of this Special Session.) 

On proper motion, the secretary was instructed to give 
certified copies of the report to Rev. H. L. Johns and James 
Ailor. 

Death of R. T. Ware Rev. F. M. Freeman reported the 
recent death of Rev. R. T. Ware, a member of the conference. 
The secretary was instructed to send a message of love and 
sympathy from the conference to Brother Ware's family. 

Rev. Jeff Holladay 111 Rev. A. D. St. Amant, Jr., reported 
that Rev. Jeff Holladay was at the point of death in a hospital 
in Shreveport. The secretary was authorized to send greetings 
to Brother Holladay and also a message of sympathy and assur- 
ance of prayers to Brother Holladay's family. 

Mrs. B. D. Watson 111 The conference was informed of 
the illness of Mrs. B. D. Watson, and the secretary was instructed 
to send Brother Watson a message of remembrance from the 
conference. 

Prayer Bishop Martin led in prayer on behalf of those 
mentioned above. 

Resolution, Abandoned Property Rev. Wm E. Brown, 
District Superintendent of the Baton Rouge District, offered a 
resolution as follows: 

'Whereas, the Board of Church Location and Building of 
the Baton Rouge District of the Louisiana Annual Conference 
has recommended that the Gilead Church, Bluff Creek Charge, 
be declared vacated, abandoned and no longer used as church 
property, and, 

"Whereas, said recommendation has been concurred in by 
the Presiding Bishop and a majority of the District Superin- 
tendents, 

"Now, therefore, be it resolved, by the Louisiana Annual 
Conference of The Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, 
that the Board of Trustees of the Gonzales Charge are authorized 
to move the building and furnishings to Gonzales to be used 
by The Methodist Church of Gonzales and that the land become 
the property of the Bluff Creek Methodist Church, to be held 
or disposed of as the Quarterly Conference action may 
determine." 

On proper motion, the resolution was adopted. 



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Announcements 

Dr. Franklin N. Parker 111 The secretary was instructed to 
send a message from the conference to Dr. Franklin N. Parker 
who was reported ill. 

Invitation for Conference Session Rev. Lewis Stuckey, for 
the Committee on Conference Entertainment, reported that an 
invitation to entertain the next regular session of the conference 
had been secured. Rev. H. L. Johns invited the conference to 
New Orleans, on behalf of the New Orleans District. On proper 
motion, the invitation was accepted. It was announced that the 
opening session would be on May 30, 1950. 

Adjournment and Benediction The Special Session of the 
conference was adjourned with the benediction being pro- 
nounced by Rev. S. L. Riggs. 

BISHOP PAUL E. MARTIN, President. 
JACK MIDYETT, Secretary. 

BOARD OF HOSPITALS AND HOMES 
LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Alexandria, Louisiana, 
October, 19th, 1949. 

TO THE LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SOUTH CENTRAL 
JURISDICTION OF THE METHODIST CHURCH, IN SESSION 
THIS DATE AT ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA. 

Dear Brethren: 

We, your Board of Hospitals and Homes, beg leave to report as follows: 

We have had before us an interim report from the Board of Managers 
of Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital embodying a group of requests affecting 
the proposed re-organization, future development, and operation of the 
Home-Hospital. The letter of transmittal has been engrossed and made 
a part of this report for record in the Journal of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference. 

Here is the letter: 

815 Washington Avenue, 
New Orleans, Louisiana, 
October 8th, 1949. 

FROM: THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF MEMORIAL MERCY 
HOME-HOSPITAL 

TO: BOARD OF HOSPITALS AND HOMES, LOUISIANA CONFER- 
ENCE, SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION OF THE METHODIST 
CHURCH 



26 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

The Board of Managers of Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital makes the 
following requests of the Louisiana Annual Conference: 

1. That the resignation of R. T. Moffatt as a trustee of Memorial 
Mercy Home-Hospital be accepted, and that the offices of the 
remaining trustees of said Home-Hospital be declared vacant. 

2. That the following be elected as Trustees for Memorial Mercy 
Home-Hospital, and that their term of office begin immediately 
upon their election: 

Rev. N. H. Melbert 
Rev. Karl B. Tooke 
Rev. Dana Dawson, Jr. 
H. Vance Greenslit 
Ben S. Giles 

3. That the proposed amendments to the Charter of Memorial Mercy 
Home-Hospital, attached hereto, be approved. 

4. That proper and necessary action be taken and resolutions be 
adopted to insure the re-organization of Memorial Mercy Home- 
Hospital in keeping with the principles and conditions set forth 
in the amended Charter. 

5. That the Louisiana Annual Conference re-affirm its determination 
to support the officers of the Home-Hospital in their efforts to 
discharge all responsibilities placed upon them by the Conference 
and the State, as well as by the needs of those to whom their 
Church has made them ministers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. L. Johns, President. 
James T. Harris, Secretary. 

We have considered these requests carefully, and prayerfully, and have 
studied all other pertinent material available. We recommend that the 
requests made to this Conference by the Board of Managers of the Home- 
Hospital be granted. 

It is our considered opinion that the Board of Managers of the 
Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital is composed of men of unselfish devotion, 
high purpose, and sound judgment, and we believe that this action on 
their part is taken along the only line open to them in their endeavor to 
realize the dreams of the three interested Conferences regarding the welfare 
and the future of this truly Christian Institution. 

While three Conferences participate in the support, and in the man- 
agement of Memorial Mercy Home Hospital only the Louisiana Annual 
Conference is concerned with legal matters affecting its Charter and its 
property titles. It is to you, therefore, that the Board of Managers has 
addressed these requests, in all of which, your Board of Hospital and 
Home concurs. 



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We offer the following resolutions and recommendations covering 
these requests, and respectfully ask that they be approved item by item: 



I 

Resolved, That the resignation of Mr. R. T. Moffatt as a trustee of 
Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital be accepted, and that the offices of all 
the remaining trustees of said Home-Hospital be, and they are hereby 
declared vacant. 

Be It Further Resolved, That the following be, and they are hereby 
elected trustees of Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital, their terms of office 
to begin immediately upon the adoption of this resolution: 

Rev. N. H. Melbert 
Rev. Karl B. Tooke 
Rev. Dana Dawson, Jr. 
H. Vance Greenslit 
Ben S. Giles 



II 

We have had before us the proposed amendments to the Charter of 
Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital, and submit them herewith for your con- 
sideration. We recommend their approval, and call attention to the 
following facts: 

(1) These amendments change the name of the institution to The 
Methodist Home-Hospital, and provide for one united Board of 
Directors, related directly to, and responsible to the Methodist 
Church. 

(2) This re-organization has been advised by the Executive Secretary 
of the General Board of Hospitals and Homes, and this Charter 
has been drawn from similar charters submitted by the General 
Board of Hospitals and Homes. 

Here is the Charter as amended: 



AMENDMENTS TO 

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 

OF THE 

MEMORIAL MERCY HOME-HOSPITAL 

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 

(Non-Profit Corporation) 

BE IT KNOWN, that on this day of the month of 

in the year of our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred and forty-nine, 

Before me NOTARY PUBLIC, in and 



28 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, therein residing and in the 
presence of the witnesses hereinafter named and undersigned, 

PERSONALLY CAME AND APPEARED: 



WHO declared that they appeared before me, Notary Public, pursuant to 
and in accordance with the authority vested in them by virtue of a resolu- 
tion of the Board of Trustees and a similar resolution of the Board of 
Managers of the Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital, certified copies of the 
said resolution duly signed by the secretary of the said Board of Trustees 
and also the secretary of the Board of Managers being attached to the 
original act, a non-trading corporation created under the laws of the State 
of Louisiana by act before Max M. Schaumburger, Notary Public of Orleans 
Parish, Louisiana dated July 31, 1948, recorded in the Mortgages Office 
of Orleans Parish on August 2, 1943, in Mortgage Office Book 1658 at 
Folio 135 and in the office of the Secretary of State of Louisiana on 
August 3, 1943, in Record of Non-Trading Corporations No. 14; and now, 
pursuant to the authority conferred upon them as aforesaid, said appearers 
declare that they do hereby for and on behalf of the said corporation, 
amend the entire charter of the said corporation so that the charter shall 
read henceforth as follows: 

Article I 

NAME 

The name of this corporation shall be THE METHODIST HOME- 
HOSPITAL. 

Article II 

Domicile 

The domicile of this corporation shall be Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 
and its principal place of business and registered office shall be at New 
Orleans, No. 815 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Article III 

Type of Corporation 

This corporation is and shall be a non-profit corporation as defined in 
Section I (H) of Act number 455 of the Louisiana Legislature of 1948 and 
shall be governed by provisions of that said statute. This corporation shall 
further be organized on a non-stock basis. 



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Article IV 
Purpose 

The purpose of this corporation shall be to establish, equip, operate 
and maintain a non-profit Home and Hospital for women pregnant out 
of wedlock, and their babies; to arrange for legal adoption into good homes 
of such children as may be either formally and legally surrendered and 
released for adoption to The Methodist Home-Hospital, according to the 
laws of the State of Louisiana by said mothers, or who have been aban- 
doned by said mothers upon their leaving the institution; to promote charity, 
the Christian Religion, to conduct any training schools for patients or staff 
deemed in accord with the purpose of this organization by the Board of 
Directors; and to do everything incidental or necessary to carry out the 
aforesaid purpose. 

Article V 

Term of Existence 

This corporation shall enjoy succession, continuance and corporate 
existence for and during the full term and period of 99 years from and 
after the date hereof. 

Article VI 

Powers 

This corporation, under its corporate name, shall have power and 
authority to contract; to acquire property of all descriptions, real, personal 
or mixed, by purchase, exchange, donation, legacy or otherwise; to sell, 
exchange or dispose of the same at pleasure; to improve, mortgage, encum- 
ber or hypothecate the same within the sole discretion of the Board of 
Directors of this corporation; to sue and be sued; to act as trustee, receive 
property in trust, carry out the terms and conditions of any trust, and 
administer and handle all properties, monies, credits and assets which it 
may receive by donation, bequest, purchase or otherwise in any way that 
may be deemed proper and desirable by the Board of Directors of this 
and the Rules, Regulations and Discipline of The Methodist Church; to sell, 
assign, convey, transfer, deliver, mortgage and pledge any and all property, 
real, personal, and mixed, and generally to handle, acquire, dispose of land, 
buildings, properties, tenements, rents and hereditaments, money, goods, 
and chattels in any manner authorized by the laws of the State of Louisiana, 
and the rules and regulations of The Methodist Church; to borrow money, 
execute negotiable instruments and to do any and all acts necessary or 
incidental thereto; to handle, direct and perform any and all business 
transactions of whatsoever kind or character necessary or incidental to the 
proper handling of any property, rights, credits, monies or assets belonging 
to this corporation, or in which this corporation has an interest; to make, 
establish and adopt such by-laws, rules, regulations and ordinances as may 
be deemed necessary from time to time for the proper management of the 
affairs of this corporation; to handle administrative matters and all affairs 



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whatsoever connected with or incidental to the corporation's maintenance, 
direction and government of this corporation, and in general, to exercise 
all powers and authority vested in such corporation by the laws of the 
State of Louisiana, and in conformity with the laws, regulations and 
Discipline of the Methodist Church. 

Article VII 

Board of Directors 

This corporation shall be governed by a Board of Directors composed 
of not more than twenty-nine (29) members, who shall be elected in the 
following manner: Six members from the Mississippi Annual Conference 
of The Methodist Church, Southeastern Jurisdiction; six members from the 
North Mississippi Annual Conference of The Methodist Church, Southeast- 
ern Jurisdiction; and twelve members from the Louisiana Annual Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction; The Bishop 
of The Louisiana Annual Conference of The Methodist Church, South 
Central Jurisdiction, and the Bishop, or Bishops of the Mississippi Confer- 
ences of The Methodist Church, Southeastern Jurisdiction, shall by virtue 
of their office be members; the remaining three members may be members 
of a Church other than The Methodist Church and shall be nominated 
and elected by the Louisiana Annual Conference of The Methodist Church, 
South Central Jurisdiction. The members of the Board of Directors shall be 
elected by the Annual Conference which they represent, upon the nomi- 
nation of the Bishop and Cabinet of the respective Annual Conference, and 
submitted for election through the Annual Conference Board of Hospitals 
and homes of the conference from which the Director comes. The term 
of office shall be for three years. The members of this Board shall with 
the exception of the above mentioned three be members of The Methodist 
Church. The terms of office shall be so that one-third of the elective 
members shall be elected each year. 

Any vacancy in the Board of Directors may be filled until the next 
annual election by appointment of the Bishop in the Annual Conference 
out of which the vacancy occurs. 

The Board of Directors shall have the power and authority to elect 
from among its members an Executive Committee and other committees 
which shall perform such duties and have such authority as the Board of 
Directors may direct or as may be set forth in the by-laws adopted by the 
Board of Directors. 

Article VIII 
Citation and Other Legal Process 

Citation and other legal process may be served upon the President 
of the Board of Directors or upon the Administrator of the Institution, or 
upon the registered agents for the service of process who shall be annually 
appointed and designated by the Board of Directors. The registered 
agents for service of process shall be, until the next annual meeting of 



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the Board of Directors, Dr. H. Leroy Johns, 1413 Octavia Street, New- 
Orleans, Louisiana; James W. Ailor, 815 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, 
Louisiana, and Mr. Max M. Schaumburger, 621 Whitney Building, New 
Orleans, Louisiana. 

Article IX 
Amendments to Charter 

The charter of this corporation may be amended or altered by a 
three-fourth (%) vote of the Board of Directors present and voting at a 
duly called meeting, and approval of the Louisiana Annual Conference of 
The Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction. 

Article X 
Trust Clauses 

Deeds by which property may be hereafter acquired for use of the 
Home-Hospital, kept, maintained and operated by this corporation shall 
contain the following trust clauses: 

'This property shall be kept, used, maintained and may be 
sold, transferred or disposed of only, subject to The Disci- 
pline and usage of The Methodist Church as from time to time 
authorized and declared by the General Conference of said Church 
and by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, 
South Central Jurisdiction. This provision is solely for the benefit 
of The Methodist Church, and the grantor, donor, settlor or vendor 
shall not have and makes no reservation of any nature or character 
of any right or interest in the said real estate herein conveyed." 

And now, under the direction and instruction of the said appearers, 
I, Notary, have incorporated into this act the said changes and amend- 
ments to the charter of this corporation in the manner and form hereinafter 
set forth in order that the same may be recorded according to law and to 
be and become operative and binding on all persons who have now or may 
hereinafter have dealings with the said corporation. 

THUS DONE AND SIGNED in my Notarial office in the City of 
New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, in the presence of the 

undersigned competent witnesses, on this the day of 

, Nineteen hundred and forty-nine. 



WITNESSES: 



NOTARY 



32 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

III 

Resolved by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in special session at Alexandria, Louisi- 
ana, October 19th, 1949, that we direct the following to take the necessary 
legal steps, and to sign the necessary legal papers to execute the amend- 
ments to the Charter of Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital, as approved by 
the Conference in its session today, and to file the same with the Secretary 
of State, and in the records of the Clerk of Court of Orleans Parish, State 
of Louisiana, as required by law; N. H. Melbert, Karl B. Tooke, and Dana 
Dawson, Jr., as Trustees; and H. L. Johns, J. W. Ailor, and J. T. Harris, 
as members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Managers; this 
action to provide for the organization of an amended corporation, THE 
METHODIST HOME-HOSPITAL. 

IV 

The following is a letter of nomination from the Bishop and his 
Cabinet: 

We hereby nominate to serve as members of the Board of 
Directors of the Methodist Home-Hospital, an amended corpora- 
tion authorized by action of the Louisiana Annual Conference of 
the Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in special 
session at Alexandria, La., on Wednesday, October 19, 1949, 
the following: 

From The Louisiana Conference 

Jolly B. Harper 
James T. Harris 
Henry A. Rickey 
Jack H. Midyett 
H. L. Johns 
G. W. Pomeroy 
J. Henry Bowdon 
N. H. Melbert 
Karl B. Tooke 
Dana Dawson, Jr. 
H. Vance Greenslit 
Ben S. Giles 

We recommend that in establishing this new corporation the 
members from the Mississippi and North Mississippi Annual Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church, Southeastern Jurisdiction, who 
have been serving on the Board of Managers of the old corporation, 
be continued as members of this Board of Directors for the re- 
mainder of this Conference Year. 

For The Cabinet, by 

J. Henry Bowdon, Secretary. 

We move that with the adoption of this report, these nominees be 
declared elected as Directors of the Methodist Home-Hospital for the 



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Current Conference Year, since the first regular election must provide for 
overlapping terms as required by the Charter. 



Resolved by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in special session at Alexandria, La., 
on Wednesday, October 19th, 1949, that we direct the trustees of the 
Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital to convey to the Board of Directors of 
the Methodist Home-Hospital a new deed to the property at 815 Wash- 
ington Avenue, New Orleans, La., and we further direct that the trust 
clause, as required by the Discipline, be made an integral part of the said 
new deed. 

Be It Further Resolved, That the proper officers of the Methodist 
Home-Hospital be, and they are hereby authorized to execute the necessary 
forms and resolutions required by the banks to effect the transfer of the 
funds and all other assets of the former Board of Managers of Memorial 
Mercy Home-Hospital, and the Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital Building 
Fund, and of the Board of Trustees of the said Memorial Mercy Home- 
Hospital to the Methodist Home-Hospital. 

VI 

WHEREAS the ministry of the Methodist Church to young women in 

their tragic experiences of need, formerly conducted under the name of 

Memorial Mercy Home-Hospital, will be continued under the name of 
The Methodist Home-Hospital, and 

WHEREAS this work merits the support and co-operation of Christian 
people in general, and of the Methodist Church in particular, and 

WHEREAS the Methodist Churches of Louisiana and Mississippi have 
been engaged for several years in raising funds for the erection of new 
buildings, and have on hand $132,107.30 for this purpose, and 

WHEREAS we have had brought to our attention a final warning from 
the Louisiana Board of Health, based on reports of the State Fire Marshal 
and of the State Department of Public Welfare, that this building program 
is necessary and must be expedited and carried forward in accordance 
with the oft repeated promises of our institution, and 

WHEREAS it is our duty and obligation to comply with the necessary 
State Laws and regulations, and no longer to delay in meeting the require- 
ments of this worthy institution, 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference 
of the Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in special session at 
Alexandria, Louisiana, this 19th day of October, 1949: 

1. That the Board of Directors of the Methodist Home-Hospital 
be assured of our sympathetic interest and active support in 
this building program, and in the maintenance of the Home- 
Hospital. 



34 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

2. That we direct the Board of Directors of the Methodist 
Home-Hospital to proceed without delay to acquire the needed 
property for an adequate site; to select an architect; to begin 
the building of the new Hospital in unit stages if found advis- 
able and practical, and to meet the fire hazards and health 
requirements as fully as possible and necessary at the earliest 
possible time. 

3. That an attractive plant be erected, such as the Church 
should be proud of, meeting these needs and requirements, 
and, finally, 

4. That the initial building program be on a cash basis and no 
building debt incurred. 

Respectfully submitted, 



CHARLES E. McLEAN, Chairman. 
MOLLYE STEWART, Secretary. 



Certified as a true copy of action 
adopted by the Louisiana Annual 
Conference in special session, 
First Methodist Church, Alexan- 
dria,, Louisiana, October 19, 
1949. 

Signed: 



Secretary, annual Conference 



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JOURNAL 



FIRST DAY 

Tuesday, May 30 1950 

2:00 P. M. 

Opening of Conference The Louisiana Annual Conference 
of The Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, met in 
105th session in the Rayne Memorial Church, New Orleans, 
Louisiana, on May 30th, 1950, at 2:00 P. M., Bishop Paul E. 
Martin in the chair. Mr. A. C. Voran led the Conference in 
singing "Are We Yet Alive," with Mrs. Bertrand Kiern at the 
organ. Rev. L. W. Cain led in prayer. "O For Thousand 
Tongues to Sing" was sung. 

Call to Order Bishop Martin called the Conference to 
order. 

Roll Rev. Jack H. Midyett, Secretary of the Conference, 
perfected the roll by having all members of the Conference to 
sign registration cards. 

Communications Communications were read from Bishop 
Hoyt M. Dobbs, Chaplain James E. Reaves, Chaplain Leander 
R. Nease, Jr., Chaplain Maurice Fulkerson, and Dr. Franklin N. 
Parker, all of whom could not attend the Conference. On motion 
of Rev. Henry Bowdon, the secretary was instructed to reply 
to these communications. 

Bar of The Conference On motion of Rev. B. C. Taylor, 
pastor-host, the main floor of the sanctuary was declared the bar 
of the conference. 

Agenda On motion of Rev. B. C. Taylor, the printed pro- 
gram was made the agenda of the conference. 

Annual Nominations Rev. Henry Bowdon, secretary of the 
cabinet, submitted nominations for the necessary Annual Com- 
mittees and Boards, and were duly elected. (See Committees 
and Boards.) 

Committees on Resolutions and Memorials On motion of 
Rev. Henry Bowdon, a Committee on Resolutions and Memorials 
to the next General Conference was authorized; to report back 
at the next session of the annual conference. The following 
were elected on this committee: R. R. Branton, Dana Dawson, 
Jr., E. B. Emmerich, Robert P. Lay, and Charles N. White. 

Address of Welcome Rev. B. C. Taylor, pastor-host, pre- 
sented Mr. Walter I. Fish, chairman of the board of stewards of 



36 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Rayne Memorial Church, who delivered an address of welcome 
to the conference. Bishop Martin responded with well-chosen 
words. 

Conference Treasurer Rev. Robert W. Vaughan, confer- 
ence treasurer, called attention to the splendid way in which 
all the ministers sent in their reports this year. 

Assistant Secretaries Rev. George Pearce, Jr., and Rev. 
Karl Tooke were elected assistant secretaries. 

Committee on Conference Relations Rev. Don Risinger 
on behalf of the Committee on Conference Relations, reported 
that there was nothing against any of the ministers of the con- 
ference. 

Sabbatical Leave On recommendation of the Committee 
on Conference Relations, Rev. Thurman Spinks was granted a 
sabbatical leave for one year. (See Reports.) 

Board of Education, Report No. 1 Dr. Joe J. Mickle, presi- 
dent of Centenary College, presented Report No. 1 of the Board 
of Education, pertaining to Centenary College. Dr. Mickle 
introduced various members of the Ministerial Club of Centenary 
College who were at the conference, namely: Miss Johnnie 
Morris, Jimmie Harris, Bob Potter, Don Barnes, Beryle More- 
land, and Robert Ed Taylor. Robert Ed Tavlor told of some 
of the work and activities of the Ministerial Club. Report No. 
1 was adopted, which carried with it the election of a number 
of trustees for the College. (See Reports and Trustees.) 

Resolution, Greater Centenary College Campaign— Rev. 
James T. Harris, on behalf of the Board of Education, submitted 
a resolution in regard to the raising of the unpaid balance in the 
Greater Centenary College Campaign among the churches of 
the Conference. The resolution was adopted. (See Resolutions.) 
Bishop Martin urged all the churches to try to raise their unpaid 
balances with reference to this campaign. 

Board of Missions and Church Extension, Report No. 1 
Rev. R. R. Branton read the Report No. 1 of the Board of Mis- 
sions and Church Extension, which was the report of the Church 
Extension Section. The report was adopted. (See Report No. 1.) 

Study Committees for "Inter-Board Council" and "Special 

Days" Rev. Bentley Sloane presented the combined report of 
the Study Committees for an "Inter-Board Council" and "Special 
Days." 

The first section, pertaining to an "Inter-Board Council," was 
presented by Rev. Sloane. Rev. Virgil Morris moved an amend- 
ment to the report, which was adopted. The main report, as 
amended, was adopted. (See Reports.) 



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The second section, pertaining to "Special Days" was pre- 
sented by Rev. Sloane and was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Committee on "Centenary College Day" Dr. A. M. Serex, 
on behalf of the Committee on "Centenary College Day" sub- 
mitted a resolution setting aside a "Ministerial Education Cente- 
nary College Day" on the Sunday preceding Thanksgiving Day. 
After proper motion to adopt this resolution, Bishop Martin 
was requested to tell of the success of such a day in the Arkansas 
conference. A number spoke on behalf of the report: Dr. Joe 
J. Mickle, Rev. F. M. Freeman, Rev. Henry Bowdon, and Rev. 
A. W. Townsend. On suggestion o{ Rev. H. L. Johns, the reso- 
lution was adopted by a standing vote. (See Resolutions.) 

Guest Rev. B. C. Taylor, being asked to present guests of 
the conference, presented Dr. J. Wilson Crichlow of the General 
Board of Pensions. 



Announcements 

Excused Rev. W. B. Hollings worth was excused from the 
conference until Thursday on account of a funeral in his church. 

Service of Commemoration Bishop Martin conducted the 
Service of Commemoration. Rev. F. M. Freeman read the 
Scripture Lesson. Rev. Guy M. Hicks preached the memorial 
sermon. The secretary read the names of those who had died 
during the year: Rev. H. J. Boltz, Rev. J. R. Roy, Rev. R. T. Ware, 
Rev. L. N. Hoffpauir, Rev. C. E. McLean, Mrs. J. G. Sloane, Mrs. 
B. D. Watson, and Mrs. J. F. Waltman. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Following the service 
of Commemoration, Bishop Martin, assisted by the District 
Superintendents, Rev. B. C. Taylor, and Rev. Guy M. Hicks, 
administered Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 

The Benediction After the singing of the Doxology, Rev. 
Louis Hoffpauir pronounced the Benediction. 



FIRST DAY 

Evening Session 
7:30 P. M. 

Missionary Rally Rev. H. L. Johns presided over a confer- 
ence missionary rally at which Bishop and Mrs. Paul E. Martin 
spoke on "India." Bishop and Mrs. Martin had just recently 
completed a missionary tour which included India. The music 
for the rally was furnished by the combined choirs of the First 



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Methodist Church and Rayne Memorial Methodist Church under 
the direction of Mr. Harold Werner, with Mrs. Bertrand Kiern at 
the organ. The prayer was led by Rev. B. C. Taylor. An offer- 
ing was taken by Bishop Martin to help build a church building 
in India. 



SECOND DAY 

Wednesday, May 31, 1950 

8:45 A. M. 

Devotional Service Bishop Martin, presiding. Hymn, "All 
Hail the Power of Jesus Name," led by A. C. Voran, with Mrs. 
Bertrand Kiern at the organ. Prayer, led by Rev. Van Carter. 
Hymn, "Look, Ye Saints! The Spirit Is Glorious." 

Committee on Journal Rev. E. R. Haug, for the commit- 
tee, reported that the Journal of the first day was correct. 

Board of Missions and Church Extension, Report No. 2 

Rev. Ira W. Flowers read Report No. 2 of the Board of Missions 
and Church Extensions. Rev. Benedict Galloway spoke to the 
report. The report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Board of Missions and Church Extension, Report No. 3 (A 
Resolution) Rev. Ira W. Flowers offered a resolution as Report 
No. 3 of the Board of Missions and Church Extension. The 
resolution was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Amount of Offering for Church in India Rev. Karl Tooke 
reported that the offering and pledges during the Missionary 
Rally on the first night for the Ahmedabad Church in the Tujarat 
Conference in India was: Cash-$940.43; Pledges-$1,010.00; 
total-$l,940.43. 

Board of Lay Activities Judge Robert J. O'Neal read the 
report of the Board of Lay Activities, which was adopted. (See 
Report No. 1.) 

Conference Lay Leader On nomination of the Board of 
Lay Activities, Report No. 2, Mr. R. P. Lay of Gilliam was elected 
Conference Lay Leader. 

District Lay Leaders On nomination of the District Super- 
intendents and the Conference Lay Leader, the District Lay 
Leaders and the Associate Lay Leaders of the several districts 
of the conference were elected. (See Officers, etc.) 

Who Are Retired? The names of two men were submitted 
to the Committee on Conference Relations for the superannuate 
relationship: Rev. J. W. Lee, at his own request; and, Rev. Van 



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Carter, having reached the age of retirement. Brother Lee spoke 
briefly. Brother Carter was not present for the moment. 

Gift to Louis Hoffpauir On a matter of personal privilege, 
Rev. Luman Douglas, on behalf of the ministers of the Ruston 
District, presented Rev. Louis Hoffpauir with two pieces of lug- 
gage as gifts of appreciation on the completion of his term of 
service as district superintendent of the Ruston District. 

American Bible Society Dr. Frank W. Langham, Secretary 
of the Southwestern District of the American Bible Society, with 
headquarters in Dallas, Texas, spoke to the conference on the 
work of the American Bible Society. 

Resolution, Theological Schools After reporting on South- 
ern Methodist University, Dr. George Baker, Chaplain of the 
University, asked the conference to consider a resolution now 
being placed before all of the annual conferences pertaining 
to our theological schools. On motion of Rev. Guy Hicks, sec- 
onded by Rev. A. M. Serex, the resolution was adopted. (See 
Resolutions.) 

Recess 

Group Insurance, Report No. 1 Rev. Carl F. Lueg, pre- 
sented Report No. 1 of the Committee on Group Insurance. The 
report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Visitor Rev. E. L. Johnson, pastor of the Mt. Olive Colored 
Methodist Episcopal Church of New Orleans, was introduced 
to the conference. 

The Methodist Publishing House Four young men, dressed 
as early circuit riders, and representing Francis Asbury, John 
Dickens, Ezekiel Cooper, and Nathan Bangs — dramatically 
entered upon the conference floor singing a song of an early 
Methodism. On stopping on the platform, they told the story 
of the beginnings of The Methodist Publishing House, called 
first The Methodist Book Concern. One of the group repre- 
senting John Dickens, presented Bishop Martin with the check 
for the Board of Conference Claimants from The Methodist 
Publishing House, amounting to $4,317.22. The quartet left the 
conference floor singing another early Methodist song. 

Group Insurance, Report No. 2 Rev. Carl F. Lueg pre- 
sented the matter of Group Hospital Insurance as Report No. 2 
of the Committee on Group Insurance. Mr. Marlin Drake, Jr., 
agent of the Lincoln National Insurance Company answered 
questions about such insurance. After several questions and 
discussions the report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Group Insurance Premium On motion of Rev. A. D. St. 
Amant, Jr., the conference treasurer was authorized to use 



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$800.00 from the Insurance Reserve Fund to pay the first month's 
premium, on June 15, 1950, for the Group Hospital Insurance. 

Woman's Society of Christian Service Mrs. Glenn Laskey, 
Conference President of the Woman's Society of Christian Serv- 
ice, gave a fine report of the work of the Society throughout 
the conference. Mrs. Laskey urged the organization of new 
Societies in the local churches of the conference. She presented 
some of the workers employed by the Conference Society, among 
whom were: Miss Elizabeth Thompson, Miss Martha Rose Cara- 
way, Miss Ella K. Hooper, and Miss Mary Rett Littlejohn. 

Board of Conference Claimants, Report No. 1 Rev. W. D. 
Milton read Report No. 1 of the Roard of Conference Claimants. 
On motion to adopt, Judge Robert J. O'Neal gave a word of 
explanation concerning the report. Rev. A. D. St. Amant, Jr., 
moved that the adoption of the report be postponed. On motion 
of Rev. S. A. Seegers, Rrother St. Amant's motion was tabled. 
Dr. J. Wilson Crichlow, of the General Roard of Pensions, spoke 
to the report. The report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Reports and communications from several of the retired 
ministers were filed: Rev. P. H. Fontaine, Rev. R. H. Ramburg, 
Rev. H. T. Carley, and Rev Franklin N. Parker. 

Roard of Conference Claimants, Report No. 2 Rev. W. D. 
Milton read Report No. 2 of the Roard of Conference Claimants 
which was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Roard of Conference Claimants, Treasurer's Report The 

Treasurer's Report of the Roard of Conference Claimants was 
filed with the secretary without reading. 

Rev. Van Carter Rev. Van Carter, having reached the age 
of retirement, spoke to the conference, and presented his wife. 
Rev. Rentley Sloane and Rev. S. L. Riggs added words of testi- 
monial to the life and influence of Rrother Carter. Rev. R. H. 
Harper occupied the chair awhile during a brief absence of the 
bishop. 

Board of Education, Resolutions Rev. J. T. Harris, on 
behalf of the Roard of Education, submitted two resolutions 
pertaining to student centers. Roth resolutions were adopted. 
(See Resolutions.) 

Board of Education, Report No. 2 Rev. J. T. Harris read 
Report No. 2 of the Roard of Education. Rev. Rentley Sloane, 
Executive Secretary of the Roard, spoke briefly to the report. 
Rrother Sloane announced that Miss Retty Rae Fox had been 
employed as the new Conference Director of Youth Work for 
the Roard. The report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Rev. G. W. Dameron announced the forthcoming Convoca- 
tion of Teachers and Presidents of Adult Rible Classes to be 
held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 



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Presentation of Gavels Rev. W. C. Barham, on a matter of 
personal privilege, presented gavels to Bishop Martin, Rev. H. 
D. Marlin, and Rev. R. H. Harper, the gavels being made out 
of wood taken from the original pews of the Plaquemine Brulle 
Memorial Methodist Church at Branch, Louisiana. 

Histories of "Louisiana Methodism" Rev. R. H. Harper, 
author of the history "Louisiana Methodism," called attention to 
the available supply of these books during the conference session. 

Rev. E. C. Gunn 111 Rev. H. L. Johns called attention to 
the illness of Rev. E. C. Gunn in a New Orleans hospital and 
asked that the conference remember him in their prayers. 

Announcements 

Benediction After singing the Doxology, Rev. R. E. Smith 
pronounced the Benediction. 



THIRD DAY 

Thursday, June 1, 1950 

8:45 A. M. 



Devotional Service Bishop Martin, presiding. Hymn, "I 
Want a Principle Within." Prayer, led by Rev. John G. Gieck. 
Hymn, "Work For the Night Is Coming." 

Committee on Journal Rev. Douglas L. McGuire, for the 
committee, reported that the Journal of the second day was 
correct. 

Motion Lost A motion by Rev. A. D. St. Amant, Jr., that 
the estimated salaries and estimated pastor's expense fund be 
printed in the conference Journal was lost. 

Motion On motion of Rev. A. D. St. Amant, Jr., the confer- 
ence authorized that two separate columns be added to Table 
No. 2 in 1951 immediately after column "Total Paid Minister 
and Associate Minister, one column showing the pastor's expense 
account, and the second column showing his missionary appro- 
priation, thus showing the total for pastoral support. 

Who Are Admitted On Trial? On recommendation of the 
Board of Ministerial Training, Rev. A. M. Serex, Chairman, and 
with statements of recommendation from the respective District 
Superintendents, the following were admitted on trial: 

Alexandria District: Samuel Burl I7ampier. Brother Dam- 
pier was admitted on the three-fourth's /ule by a unanimous vote. 



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Baton Rouge District: Clayton Winnford Bennett. 
Lake Charles District: Lloyd Anderson Foreman. 
Monroe District: Stephens Delbert Carrington. 
New Orleans District: David Todd Lowry. 
Shreveport District: Joseph Henry Bowdon, Jr. 

Check to The Methodist Home-Hospital Rev. W. E. Brown, 
during the admission of men on trial, presented The Methodist 
Home-Hospital a check amounting to $1,000.00, an anonymous 
gift in honor of Clayton Winnford Bennett, admitted on trial. 

Leave of Absence A leave of absence was granted to Rev. 
R. H. Harper from the conference on account of illness in his 
family. 

Presentation of the Classes Upon report of the Board of 
Ministerial Training and Qualifications, Rev. A. M. Serex, Chair- 
man, the following action and advancements were made in 
regard to the classes: 

To remain in the class of the First Year: Angus Lee Carruth, 
Richard Neuendorffer, John Calvin Riggins. 

Advanced to the class of the Second Year: Robert Milton 
Home, Hugh Leon Baker, Jr., Roy Henry Dommert, William 
Vincent Sirman, Walter Miller Allen, Leroy Elwood Philbrook, 
Darwin Farquhar, Thomas Major Lancaster, Donice Watson 
Alverson, and James Julius Caraway. 

Advanced to the class of the Third Year: James Frank Stone, 
Robert R. Miller, Andrew Leroy Dickerson, Jr., Lael S. Jones 
(Transfer announced by the Bishop of Brother Jones from the 
Mississippi Conference). 

Advanced to the class of the Fourth Year: Garland Carlton 
Dean, Clarence Haas Snelling, Jr., Benjamin Ray Oliphant, Theo- 
dore Robert Weber, Clifford E. Davis, Floyd Melvin Durham 
(Transfer of Brother Durham from the North Texas Conference 
announced by the Bishop), Kenneth Glenn Rorie. 

Continued in the class of the Third Year: Collins Denny 
Pinkard. 

Completed Course of Study: Harold Raymond Hine, Roy 
Enoch Mouser, James Walton Spitzkeit, Clifford Herbert Zirkel, 
Jr., Clyde C. Frazier, Jr., George Harkins and Harvey Griffiths 
Williamson. 

Who Are Elected Deacons? The Board of Ministerial 
Training and Qualifications reporting favorably, the following 
were ordered to Deacons Orders: James Julius Caraway, Roy 
Henry Dommert, W. Spencer Wren, and Lloyd Anderson Fore- 
man. Likewise, V. L. Westbrook was elected to Local Deacons 
Orders. 



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Who Are Elected Elders? The Board of Ministerial Train- 
ing and Qualifications reporting favorably, the following were 
elected to Elders Orders: Andrew Leroy Dickerson, Jr., Robert 
Reece Miller, Theodore Robert Weber, Floyd Melvin Durham, 
and Garland Carlton Dean. Likewise the following were 
elected to Local Elders Orders: Donice Watson Alverson, James 
Frank Stone, and Clerville Joseph Thibodeaux. 

Conference Trustees Elected On nomination of Rev. W. L. 
Doss, Chairman of the Conference Board of Trustees, J. H, 
Bowdon, Guy M. Hicks, and Robert P. Lay were elected as 
trustees for the term expiring in 1953, vice themselves terms 
expired. 

Accepted Supplies Rev. Luther Booth, for the Committee 
on Accepted Supplies, read the report of the committee and 
presented the Accepted Supplies by having them to stand. The 
report listing the Accepted Supplies was adopted. (See Reports 
and Accepted Supplies.) 

Recess 

Bishop Marvin E. Franklin In Chair Bishop Martin asked 
Bishop Marvin E. Franklin of the Jackson Area to accupy the 
chair during part of this session. 

Report of the Board of Hospitals and Homes Rev. E. P. 

Drake read the report of the Board of Hospitals and Homes. 
With the report before the conference Dr. Karl Meister of t!ie 
General Board of Hospitals and Homes spoke. Rev. C. B. White, 
superintendent of the Orphanage, spoke. Don Barnes, on behalf 
of the Methodist Youth Fellowship of the Shreveport District, 
presented The Methodist Home-Hospital with a check of $75.00. 
Likewise, Rev. John Gieck, on behalf of the Waterproof Church, 
presented The Methodist Home-Hospital with a check for $50.00. 
Rev. H. L. Johns spoke on the report. The report was adopted. 
(See Reports.) 

$900 Check for Students Rev. N. H. Melbert, on a matter 
of personal privilege, and for a member of his church, Mr. D. 
M. Hayes, presented a check in the amount of $900.00, to Rev. 
Henry Bowdon to aid needy ministerial students in Centenary 
College. 

Student Center Trustees Elected On motion of Rev. James 
T. Harris, the trustees for the Lafayette Student Center and the 
McNeese Student Center were elected. (See Trustees.) 

Board of Education, Report No. 3 Rev. James T. Harris 
read Report No. 3 of the Board of Education. With the report 
before the conference, Rev. Clifford Zirjtel, Jr., and Rev. D. B. 
Boddie spoke. The names of the District Staffs were filed with- 
out reading. The report was adopted,/ (See Reports.) 



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Transfer Announced Bishop Martin announced the transfer 
of Rev. W. Earl Hotalen from the North Alabama Conference. 

Board of Temperance Rev. H. W. Rickey read the report 
of the Board of Temperance, comprised of three sections. Each 
section was adopted separately. Rev. W. Earl Hotalen, director 
of the Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation, spoke to the 
report. Likewise, Bishop Martin, as Chairman of the General 
Board of Temperance, spoke to the report. 

Alcohol Essay Contest Winner Miss Joan Boyd, a member 
of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, and conference 
winner of the Alcohol Essay Contest, delivered her essay to the 
conference. On suggestion of Rev. H. L. Johns, an offering was 
taken to print Miss Boyd's essay in leaflet form for distribution 
to the youth of the conference. The offering amounted to 
$236.81. 

Chaplain Rev. Douglas McGuire presented Chaplain J. 
P. Forsander as a guest of the Conference. Chaplain Forsander 
is the Chaplain of the 8th Naval District, New Orleans. 

Board of Evangelism Rev. C. W. Quaid read the report 
of the Board of Evangelism, with Rev. R. M. Bentley speaking 
to the report. The report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Superannuates The report of the committee on Conference 
Relations, as read by Rev. Don Risinger, was adopted recom- 
mending that all names presently carried as Superannuates be 
continued in the same relation except the name of John B. Koele- 
may. To this list the names of (1) Van Carter, who has reached 
the age for superannuation, and (2) J. W. Lee, who is eligible 
by reason of age, were added. 

Commission on Student and Church Centers Rev. D. W. 
Poole read the report of the Commission on Student and Church 
Centers which was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Pastors School Rev. E. R. Haug, Dean, announced the 
Pastors School to be held in Centenary College for the con- 
ference. 

Report of Legal Conference Rev. Henry Bowdon presented 
the report of the Legal Conference for printing in the conference 
Journal. 

Commission on World Service and Finance, Report No. 1 

Rev. W. H. Bengtson read Report No. 1 of the Commission on 
World Service and Finance which was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Commission on' World Service and Finance, Report No. 2 

Rev. Bengtson read Report No. 2 of the Commission on World 
Service and Finance. Rev. A. D. St. Amant, Jr., offered an 
amendment to the report to change the basis on which the 



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District Superintendent's Fund is to be raised, to make it 6 per 
cent of the total local giving, exclusive of building funds. On 
motion of H. L. Johns, an extension of time was authorized. 
After much discussion, Rev. E. P. Drake moved the previous 
question, which carried. The amendment was defeated. The 
report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

The Benediction Rev. S. L. Riggs pronounced the bene- 
diction. 



THIRD DAY 

Thursday, June 1, 1950 
Evening Session— 7:30 P. M. 



Ordination Service Bishop Paul E. Martin, presiding. The 
Organ Prelude, Mrs. Persis Johns Barber, Organist. The Pro- 
cessional. The Call to Worship by the Munholland Memorial 
Methodist Church Choir, Miss Nellie Mae Gunn, Director. 
Hymn, "Rise Up, O Men of God." Prayer, led by Rev. H. L. 
Johns, with Choral Response. Offertory Solo, Miss Nellie Mae 
Gunn. Hymn, "A Charge to Keep I Have." 

Bishop Marvin E. Franklin, of the Jackson Area, preached 
the ordination sermon. 

The Ordination of Deacons: Bishop Martin, assisted by 
Bishop Franklin, ordained the following Deacons: James Julius 
Caraway, Roy Henry Dommert, W. Spencer Wren, and Lloyd 
Anderson Forman; Local Deacon: V. L. Westbrook. 

Admitted Into Full Connection On recommendation of the 
Board of Ministerial Training, the following were received into 
Full Connection: James Frank Stone, Andrew Leroy Dickerson, 
W. Spencer Wren, Robert R. Miller, Theodore Robert Weber, 
and Floyd Melvin Durham. 

The Ordination of Elders Bishop Martin and Bishop Frank- 
lin, assisted by a number of Elders, ordained the following 
Elders: Andrew Leroy Dickerson, Robert Reece Miller, Theodore 
Robert Weber, Floyd Melvin Durham, and Garland Carlton 
Dean; Local Elders: Donice Watson Alverson, James Frank 
Stone, and Clerville Joseph Thibodeaux. 

The Benediction The Benediction was pronounced by 
Bishop Franklin. 



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FOURTH DAY 

Friday, June 2, 1950 
8:45 A. M. 

Devotional Service Bishop Martin, presiding. Hymn, 
"Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee." Prayer, led by Rev. J. M. 
Alford. Hymn, "Are Ye Able." 

Call to Order Bishop Martin called the conference to 
order. 

Committee on Journal Rev. George Pearce, Jr., for the com- 
mittee, reported that the Journal of the third day was correct. 
On motion of Rev. J. H. Bowdon, the Committee on Journal was 
authorized to read the Journal of the fourth day and make the 
necessary corrections. 

Commission on World Service and Finance, Report No. 3 

Rev. W. H. Bengtson read Report No. 3 of the Commission on 
World Service and Finance. With the report before the Con- 
ference, Rev. A. M. Serex served notice that if the report were 
adopted a resolution would be offered, asking the 1951 session 
to remove the Board of Ministerial Training from the Adminis- 
trative Fund and provide for its needs through the askings of 
the Annual Conference Benevolences, placing it alongside with 
the other participating Boards. Rev. W. E. Trice spoke to the 
report, reminding the churches of the conference to comply with 
all the percentages for the support of the ministry. The report 
was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Resolution, Board of Ministerial Training Rev. A. M. 
Serex offered the following resolution: "Whereas the Board of 
Ministerial Training is one of the duly recognized conference 
Boards and not an administrative agency of the conference, be 
it therefore resolved that the Commission on World Service and 
Finance be hereby requested in its report to the 1951 session to 
remove the Board of Ministerial Training from the Administra- 
tive Fund and provide for its needs through the askings of the 
Annual Conference for conference Benevolences, alongside with 
the other participating Boards." Rev. W. E. Trice, Rev. A. M. 
Freeman, and Rev. Carl F. Lueg spoke against the resolution. 
The resolution was lost. 

Group Hospital Insurance Rev. J. H. Bowdon called atten- 
tion to the matter of Group Hospital Insurance which had been 
adopted earlier in the conference, reminding the ministers and 
churches to co-operate. 

Committee On Christian Literature and Publications The 

combined reports of the Committee on Christian Literature and 
the Committee on Publications were presented to the conference. 



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Rev. Virgil D. Morris, for the Committee on Christian Literature, 
reported on the number of subscriptions to the Christian Advo- 
cate in the conference. Rev. Minns S. Robertson, for the Com- 
mittee on Publications, read the report. Rev. Virgil D. Morris 
spoke to the report. Rev. Dan Anders introduced Mr. F. G. 
Phillips of Plain Dealing who will edit and publish the Louisiana 
Methodist. The report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

On proper motion, the conference expressed its appreciation 
to Rev. Jolly B. Harper, Rev. Virgil D. Morris, and Rev. Ralph 
Cain for their efforts in editing The Louisiana Methodist in the 
past. 

Message From Bishop Dawson Bishop Martin conveyed a 
message to the conference from Bishop Dana Dawson, in con- 
ference session in Lincoln, Nebraska. The secretary was in- 
structed to send Bishop Dawson a message from the Louisiana 
Conference. 

Superannuate Endowment Rev. S. A. Seegers called atten- 
tion to the fact that the 1 per cent assessment against the salaries 
of the pastors of the conference was a directive of the conference, 
and not an optional matter. 

Report of The Bible Board Rev. W. A. Lynch read the 
report of the Bible Board. The report was adopted. (See 
Reports.) 

Mrs. W. W. Holmes Rev. B. C. Taylor, pastor-host, pre- 
sented Mrs. W. W. Holmes, widow cf Rev. W. W. Holmes, to 
the conference. 

Appointments To Be Broadcast It was announced that the 
appointments would be broadcast on Station WNOE at 4:00- 
4:30 P. M. 

Rev. Spencer L. Stockwell Rev. Spencer L. Stockwell, 
Chaplain of the Charity and Foundation Hospitals of New 
Orleans, was presented to the conference. He was instructed 
to take the altar flowers to Mrs. Alvin P. Smith, who was ill. 
The secretary was asked to send her a message from the con- 
ference. It was reported that Rev. Elmer C. Gunn was in a New 
Orleans hospital. 

Recess 

Admission on Trial On recommendation of the Board of 
Ministerial Training and Rev. W. H. Giles, district superintend- 
ent, Robert William Bengtson, of the Monroe District was re- 
ceived on trial. 

Committee Excused The Committee on Conference Rela- 
tions was excused from the conference session to complete an 
item on business before it. 



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Rev. B. C. Taylor In Chair Bishop Martin asked Rev. B. 
C. Taylor to occupy the chair. 

Town and Country Commission Rev. C. B. Krumnow read 
the report of the Town and Country Commission. The report 
was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Commission on Minimum Salary Rev. Jack Cooke read the 
report of the Commission on Minimum Salary. An amendment 
by Rev. Virgil D. Morris was added to the report after item No. 
7, as follows: "Provide that a minister who is in charge of a 
church and attending school be counted as giving full time." 
The report was adopted. (See Reports.) 

Where Shall The Next Session of The Conference Be Held? 

On invitation of the First Methodist Church of Alexandria, the 
conference voted to meet in Alexandria next year. 

Bishop Martin Resumed Chair 

Conference Treasurer's Report Rev. George Pearce, Jr., 
for Rev. Robert W. Vaughan, conference treasurer, read the 
Treasurer's Report. The report was filed for publication in the 
Journal. (See Reports.) 

Committee on Conference Relations On recommendation 
of the Committee on Conference Relations a number of min- 
isters were left without appointment to attend school. (See 
Appointments.) 

On recommendation of the committee, the conference mem- 
bership of Rev. Charles L. Moore was terminated. Rev. Moore 
surrendered his credentials by withdrawal without complaint. 

Referred to Committee A matter of information concerning 
A. C. Lawton was referred to the Committee on Conference 
Relations. 

Accepted Supply On motion of Dr. W. L. Doss, the name of 
Dale Smith was added to the list of Accepted Supplies. (See 
Accepted Supplies.) 

Statistician's Report Rev. J. E. Hearn, conference statisti- 
cian, read his report. (See Reports.) 

Appreciation The conference voted its appreciation to Rev. 
Robt. W. Vaughan and Rev. J. E. Hearn for their faithful work 
as treasurer and statistician. 

Visitors Rev. O. S. Lewis, of the Mississippi Conference, 
was introduced to the conference. Mrs. Munholland, of the 
Munholland Memorial Church of New Orleans, was presented. 

Motion On motion of Rev. W. L. Doss, a communication was 
sent to the Committee on Conference Relations informing them 



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that the conference was at the point of adjournment and asking 
them to bring their report before the conference. 

Resolution Rev. James Stovall presented a resolution on 
the matter of social action. The resolution was referred to the 
proper committee to report on at the next session of the con- 
ference. 

Committee on Conference Relations On recommendation 
of the Committee on Conference Relations, it was moved to 
readmit A. C. Lawton into the conference, restore his credentials 
as an elder, extending to him all the rights and privileges of full 
membership of the conference. Rev. Virgil D. Morris submitted 
an amendment to the motion, that A. C. Lawton's credentials be 
restored as a local elder and that he be given the relationship 
of an accepted supply, with the restoration of full membership 
to be considered in the session of 1951. After full discussion, 
the amendment was adopted. Then, the motion, as amended, 
was adopted. 

Recess 

Committee on Resolutions Rev. D. R. Raulins read the 
report of the Committee on Resolutions which were adopted. 
(See Reports.) 

Statement of Secretary of Cabinet Rev. J. H. Rowdon, secre- 
tary of the cabinet for the information of the conference, stated 
that an appointment was offered to A. C. Lawton on the basis 
of an accepted supply, and that A. C. Lawton refused to accept 
the appointment. 

Appointments After a brief address, Rishop Martin read 
the assignment of the ministers for the coming year. (See Ap- 
pointments.) 

Adjournment After singing the Doxology, and the Rene- 
diction being pronounced by Rishop Martin, the conference 
adjourned Sine Die. 



* President. 

Secretary 



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CONDENSED MINUTES 

The Minutes of the Louisiana Annual Conference of The Methodist 
Church, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 30, 1950, through June 
2, 1950, Bishop Paul E. Martin, presiding. 

Part I. Organiation and General Business 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium? 

Secretary? Rev. Jack H. Midyett, 420 S. Washington, Bastrop, 

Louisiana. 

Statistician? Rev. J. E. Hearn, Box 515, Ruston, Louisiana. 

Treasurer? Rev. Robert W. Vaughan, Box 515, Ruston, Louisiana. 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated? Yes. 

3. (a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been 

bonded, and in what amount? All required by the Discipline 
and in amounts deemed sufficiently large. 
(b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited? Yes. 

4. Have the boards, commissions, or committees been appointed or 
elected? Yes. 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their re- 
spective records upon and according to the forms prescribed by 
The Methodist Church? Yes. 

6. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the 
status of the work within their districts? Reports were omitted. 

7. What is the schedule for minimum support for pastors? $2,400.00 
for married ministers, $1,800.00 for single ministers. 

8. What is the plan and what are the approved claims for the support 
of the district superintendents for the ensuing year? 10% of 
the amount paid pastors. $7,000.00 Salary, $1,500.00 expense 
account. 

9. What amount has been apportioned to die pastoral charges within 
the conference to be raised for the support of conference claim- 
ants? 13% of the amounts paid on paid pastors' salaries. 

10. What are the apportionments transmitted by the General Com- 
mission on World Service and Finance to this conference: 

(a) For World Service? $51,800.00. 

(b) For Episcopal Fund? 1%% of the amount paid pastors. 

(c) For General Administration Fund? $2,736.00. 

11 .What amount is apportioned to this conference for the Jurisdic- 
tional Administration Fund? $1,800. 

12. What are the reports, recommendations, and plans of the boards 
of the conference? See Reports. 



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13. What Methodist institutions or organiations are approved by 
the conference for annuity responsibility? None. 

14. What date is determined for Golden Cross enrollment? Family 
Week. 

15. (a) Who is elected conference lay leader? Robert P. Lay. 

(b) What is his report? See Reports. 

(c) Who are elected district and associate district lay leaders? 
Alexandria District: J. N. Fomby, Lay Leader; associates: 
Algie Rose, C. A. Posey, Willie Breedlove. Baton Rouge 
District: Delton Brumfield, Lay Leader; associates: Thomas 
H. Henderson, J. B. Coburn, H. C. Sanders, J. W. Bell, 
Jr., Dr. C. P. Lipscomb. Lake Charles District: Howard 
Daughenbaugh, Lay Leader; associates: Mid Cole, Dr. A. E. 
Stanton, Stanley Pierson. Monroe District: Norman Rushing, 
Lay Leader; associates: A. J. Ensminger, P. B. Mangham, 
D. B. Fiske, Judge V. M. Mouser. New Orleans District: 
Henry W. Dorsey, Lay Leader; associates: H. E. Hopp- 
meyer, Charles R. Patterson, Henry L. Mayfield, A. F. Han- 
son. Ruston District: J. Davidson Brown, Lay Leader; 
associates: Judge C. A. Barnett, Hale R. Shadow, T. H. 
Arnold, Larkin F. Greer. Shreveport District: Judge Robert 
J. O'Neal, Lay Leader; associates: Robert P. Lay, R. T. 
Enloe. 

Part II. Pertaining to Ministerial Relations 

16. Who constitute the Conference Committee of Investigation? G. 
W. Pomeroy, C. R. Hardy, W. D. Milton, R. H. Staples, Ira 
W. Flowers. 

17. Who are the accepted supply pastors? W. R. Akin, W. E. 
Anding, H. S. Bailey, J. W. Boyd, Sr., Edwin L. Brock, Mrs. 
E. L. Brock, C. K. Brooks, S. E. Carter, W. P. Cassels, Abe 
Conerly, Finis P. Corie, Raymond M. Crofoot, M. L. Davis, D. R. 
Deen, C. L. Elliott, Henry Ensenat, William E. Gleason, Roy 
Grant, C. E. Gray, David B. Herrell, Howard Hudson, Jr., John 
Kellog, Stanley B. Landrum, S. L. Lantrip, Glendon R. Messer, 
J. B. McCann, Watt. G. Neilser, H. C. Norhworthy, Albert Oliver, 
Philip Pallotto, Raymond E. Pierson, W. A. Reeves, John C. 
Rousseaux, Jr., L. M. Sawyer, Grafton L. Shaw, P. W. Shaw 
Dale Smith, Glen Smith, L. W. Taylor, C. J. Thibodeaux, V. L. 
Westbrook, James M. Wilkes, A. E. Wingfield. 

18. What accepted supply pastors now under full-time appointment 
are taking the conference course of study? None. 

19. What preachers, coming from other churches, have had their 
orders recognized? None. 

20. Who have been received from other churches, as traveling preach- 
ers? None. 



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21. Who are received on trial? 

(a) In studies of the first year? Robert William Bengtson, 
Clayton Winfred Bennett, Joseph Henry Bowdon, Jr., 

Stephens Delbert Carrington, Samuel B. Dampier, Lloyd 
Anderson Foreman, David Todd Lowry. 

(b) In studies of the third year under the seminary rule? None. 

(c) Exempt from course of study under the seminary rule? 
None. 

22. Who are continued on trial: 

(a) Continued in studies of the first year? Angus Lee Caruth, 
Richard Neuendorf fer, John Calvin Riggins. 

(b) Advanced to studies of the second year? Walter Miller 
Allen, Don W. Alverson, Hugh Leon Baker, James J. Cara- 
way, Roy Henry Dommert, Darwin Farquhar, Robert Milton 
Home, Thomas Major Lancaster, Leroy Elwood Philbrook, 

-William Vincent Sirman. 

(c) Continued in studies of the second year? None. 

(d) Exempt from course of study under the seminary rule? None. 

23. Who on trial are discontinued? None. 

24. Who are admitted into full connection? Andrew Leroy Dicker- 
son, Floyd Melvin Durham, Robert R. Miller, James Frank Stone, 
Theodore Robert Weber, Spencer Wren. 

25. What full members are in studies: 

(a) Of the third year? Andrew Leroy Dickerson, Jr., Lael S. 
Jones, Robert R. Miller, James Frank Stone, W. Spencer 
Wren. 

(b) Of the fourth year? Clifford E. Davis, Garland C. Dean, 
Floyd Melvin Durham, Benjamin Ray Oliphant, Kenneth 
Glen Rorie, Clarence H. Snelling, Jr., Theodore Robert 
Weber. 

26. What full members have failed to complete the studies? 

(a) Of the third year? Collins Denny Pinkard. 

(b) Of the fourth year? None. 

27. What full members have completed the studies of the fourth 
year? Clyde Frazier, Jr., George Harkins, Harold Raymond 
Hine, Roy Enoch Mouser, James Walton Spitzkeit, Clifford Her- 
bert Zirkel, Jr. 

28. Who have been elected deacons: 

(a) As local preachers? V. L. Westbrook. 

(b) As members on trial in the course of study? James Julius 
Caraway, Roy Henry Dommert, Lloyd Anderson Foreman, 
W. Spencer Wren. 

(c) Under the seminary rule? None. 

(d) Under the missionary rule? None. 



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29. Who have been ordained deacons? James Julius Caraway, Roy 
Henry Dommert, Lloyd Anderson Foreman, V. L. Westbrook, 
W. Spencer Wren. 

30. Who have been elected elders: 

(a) As local preachers? Cleville Joseph Thibodeaux. 

(b) As local deacons who have been received on trial? Donice 
Watson Alverson, James Frank Stone, Theodore Robert 
Weber. 

(c) As conference members in the course of study? None. 

(d) Under the seminary rule? Garland C. Dean, Andrew Leroy 
Dickerson, Floyd Melvin Durham, Robert Reece Miller. 

(e) Under the missionary rule? None. 

31. Who have been ordained elders? Donice Watson Alverson, Gar- 
land Carlton Dean, Andrew Leroy Dickerson, Floyd Melvin 
Durham, Robert Reece Miller, James Frank Stone, Clerville 
Joseph Thibodeaux, Theodore Weber. 

32. Relative to accommodation transfers for ordination and reception: 
None. 

33. Who are readmitted? None. 

34. Who have been received by transfer? The following were re- 
ceived on June 2, 1950: Wallace M. Babington from the North 
Carolina Conference, Robert C. Carter from the West North 
Carolina Conference, James H. Holder, Jr., from the North 
Mississippi Conference, J. W. Holliday from the North Mississippi 
Conference, W. Earl Hotalen from the North Alabama Confer- 
ence, Lael S. Jones from the Mississippi Conference, Harvey G. 
Williamson from the Central Texas Conference. J. N. Lambert 
was received from the Mississippi Conference October 1, 1949. 

35. Who have been transferred out? Floyd Heckard was transferred 
out on March 1, 1950, to the North Dakota Conference; H. N. 
Sanford was transferred out on June 2, 1950, to the North Ar- 
kansas Conference; Louis N. Stuckey was transferred out on 
June 2, 1950, to the North Texas Conference; H. B. Varner was 
transferred out on June 2, 1950, to the Mississippi Conference. 

36. Who have had their conference membership terminated: 

(a) By voluntary location? None. 

(b) By involuntary location? None. 

(c) By withdrawal? Charles L. Moore (without complaint), 
(d) By judicial procedure (expelled) None. 

37. What ministerial members have died during the year? H. J. 
Boltz, L. N. Hoffpauir, C. E. McLean, J. R. Roy, R. T. Ware. 

38. Who are the supernumerary ministers, and for what number of 
years consecutively has each held this relation? None. 



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39. Who are granted sabbatical leave? Thurman Spinks. 

40. What ministers have been retired? 

(a) This year? J. Van Carter, J. W. Lee. 

(b) Previously? See Report of the Board of Conference Claim- 
ants. 

41. Who are left without appointment to attend school? Hugh L. 
Baker, Jr., J. Henry Bowdon, Jr., Roy Henry Dommert, L. A. 
Foreman, Robert Milton Home, Glendon R. Messer, Richard 
Nuendorffer, B. R. Oliphint, Ben A. Petty, L. E. Philbrook, Addi- 
son L. Smith, David Tarver, T. R. Weber, Webb Pomeroy. 

42. What is the number of: 

(a) Pastoral charges? 260. Received on trial? 7. Transfers 
in? 11. Received from other churches? None. Discon- 
tinued? None. Accepted Supply pastors? 43. Received 
into full connection? 6. Transfers out? 5. Readmitted? 
None. Withdrawn? 1. Expelled? None. Deceased? 5. 
Located? None. 

(b) Ministers: 

(1) On trial: (a) As pastors: 11; (b) Under special appointment: 
none; (c) Left without appointment to attend school: 9; Total 
on trial: 20. 
(2) In full connection (a) Effective: (1) As pastors and district 
superintendents? 201; (ii) Under special appointment: 15; 
(iii) Left without appointment to attend school: 6; (iv) on 
Sabbatical leave: 1; Total effective: 223. (b) Retired: 59. 
(c) Supernumerary: None. 

(c) Total of all ministers: 312. 

43. What other personal notation should be made? None. 

Part III. Concluding Business 

44. What is the report of the conference treasurer? See Reports. 

45. What is the report of the conference statistician? See Reports. 

46. What are the detailed objectives of this conference for the coming 
year? See Reports and Journal. 

47. Where shall the next session of the conference be held? Alex- 
andria, La. 

48. Is there any further business? None. 

49. What changes have been made in appointments since last Annual 
Conference Session? See List of Appointments. 

50. Where are the preachers stationed for the ensuing year? See 
List of Appointments. 



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APPOINTMENTS 

Alexandria District 

District Superintendent Jolly B. Harper 3 

1. Alexandria: First Virgil D. Morris 3 

First, Associate . W. Ralph Cain 3 

2. Trinity William F. Mayo 2 

3. Wesley James E. Christie 1 

4. Boyce (W. D. Kleinschmidt) 2 

5. Ball (Finis P. Corie) 1 

6. Bunkie W. L. Doss, Jr. 4 

7. Clear Creek To Be Supplied 

8. Cooley (Mrs. Lula Wardlow 1 

9. Colfax John B. Shearer 1 

10. Grace To Be Supplied 

11. Effie C. J. T. Cotten 2 

12. Elizabeth Arthur George LaGrange 2 

13. Glenmora (R. E. Carter) 1 

14. Jena John H. Sewell 6 

15. Jonesville W. O. Tisdale 4 

16. Lecompte J. A. Jones 3 

17. Marksville C. T. Shaw 1 

18. Melder (H. S. Bailey) 2 

19. Melville (S. L. Lantrip) 2 

20. Montgomery . W. E. Howell 3 

21. Mt. Zion (John C. Rousseaux, Jr.) 1 

22. Natchitoches D. W. Poole 5 

23. Oakdale Minns S. Robertson 2 

24. Oak Grove .: John W. Lee 1 

25. Opelousas R. H. Harper 4 

26. Palestine (J. B. McCann) 13 

27. Pleasant Grove To Be Supplied 

28. Pineville George W. Dameron 2 

29. Pollock ___..__(Raymond M. Crofoot) 2 

30. Rock Hill To Be Supplied 

31. Trout E. A. Keasler 1 

32. Urania (D. R. Deen) 2 

33. Weaver . (John Kellog) 1 

34. White's Chapel T. O. Carlstrom 2 

25. Winnfield P. M. Caraway 1 

36. Winnfield Circuit-No. 1 To Be Supplied 

37. Winnfield Circuit-No. 2 G. H. Corry 1 

Chaplain, U. S. Army_ L. R. Nease, Jr. * 5 

Director Student Work, N. S. C Martha Rose Caraway 2 

Chaplain, Pineville Hospital J. B. McCann 2 

Director of Radio Ralph Cain 1 



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Baton Rouge District 

District Superintendent William E. Brown 3 

1. Amite Donald M. Risinger 2 

2. Angie-Varnado J. N. Lambert 1 

3. Baker J. Leon Turner 2 

4. Baton Rouge: First Homer Vanderpool 1 

5. Assistant Ned L. Stout 1 

6. Ingleside Frank C. Tucker Jr. 3 

7. Istrouma James T. Harris 5 

8. North Baton Rouge E. W. Day 2 

9. Reily Memorial William E. Trice 10 

10. Dir. Wes. Fdn. L. S. U Clifford Zirkel Jr. 5 

11. Winbourne Avenue Oakley Lee 1 

12. Bethel Van Carter 1 

13. Blackwater Roy E. Mouser 3 

14. Bogalusa: Eliz. Sullivan Memorial A. Jerome Cain 1 

15. Carpenters Chapel (L. W. Taylor) 1 

16. Clinton I D. B. Boddie 2 

17. Deerford Harvey G. Williamson 1 

18. Denham Springs .—.Edward R. Thomas 1 

19. Fisher W. B. Hollingsworth 1 

20. Franklinton , B. A. Galloway 5 

21. Gonzales Circuit Clayton W. Bennett 1 

22. Greensburg Marvin Corley 1 

23. Hammond Fred S. Flurry 1 

24. Jackson W. R. Irving, Jr. 1 

25. Kentwood A. G. Taylor 3 

26. Live Oak . (David B. Herrell) 1 

27. Magnolia Circuit Clayton W. Bennett 1 

28. New Roads Collins D. Pinkard 4 

29. Pine Grove George Harkins 2 

30. Plaquemine T. D. Lipscomb 2 

31. Ponchatoula A. M. Freeman 1 

32. Wesley Chapel Angus Lee Carruth 1 

33. St. Francisville . To Be Supplied 

34. Slaughter (Dale Smith) 1 

35. St. Helena Spencer J. McLean 1 

36. Springfield (P. W. Sibley) 2 

37. Tangipahoa . ...Clifford E. Davis, Jr. 2 

38. Tickfaw (James M. Wilkes) 1 

40. Walker George M. Home 1 

41. Zachary James F. Stone 1 

Chaplain East La. Hospital W. R. Irving 1 

Chaplain, Baton Rouge Hospital Oakley Lee 1 

Chaplain, Greenwell Springs Van Carter 1 

Chaplain, Florida Parishes Hosp Don Risinger 2 

Conference Missionary Secretary Benedict Galloway 6 

District Secretary of Evangelism J. T. Harris 3 

Student, Yale University Theodore R. Weber 4 

Student, Boston University Addison L. Smith 1 



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Student, Southern Methodist University Glendon R. Messer 1 

Student, Garrett Biblical Institute J. C. Riggins 1 

Director, La. Moral & Civic Fd W. Earl Hotalen 1 

Director of Radio Frank C. Tucker 1 



Lake Charles District 

District Superintendent Hubert A. Gibbs 5 

1. Abbeville R. B. Crichlow 2 

2. Bell City (C. J. Thibodeaux) 4 

3. Bayou Chene C. M. Morris 1 

4. Cameron J. W. Holliday 1 

5. Church Point James A. Knight 1 

6. Crowley, First Alfred M. Brown 5 

7. Wesley Robert R. Miller 1 

8. DeQuincy - Otis W. Spinks 5 

9. DeRidder William J. Reid 2 

10. Ebenezer (L. M. Sawyer) 4 

11. Eunice James L. Stovall £ 

12. Gueydan T. T. Howes 2 

13. Hornbeck James H. Holder, Jr. 1 

14. Indian Bayou A. M. Martin, Jr. 8 

15. Iowa W. Leroy Dickerson, Jr. 1 

16. Jeanerette Raymond E. Pierson 3 

17. Jennings Sam Nader 5 

18. Kinder (Abe M. Cpnerly) 1 

19. Lafayette, First Henry A. Rickey 4 

20. Davidson Memorial Wilson L. Watson 1 

21. Lake Arthur . H. R. Hine 1 

22. Lake Charles, First J. J. Rasmussen 3 

23. Simpson H. D. Marlin 3 

24. University Church ... William O. Byrd 4 

25. University Church (Associate) A. B. Cavanaugh 1 

26. Leesville E. R. Haug 5 

27. Many Kenneth G. McDowell 1 

28. Maplewood Robert M. Walker 1 

29. Merryville T. O. Rorie 1 

30. New Iberia Louis Hoffpauir 1 

31. Oberlin V. L. Westbrook 2 

32. Raymond C. B. Krumnow 12 

33. Rayne Edgar C. Dufresne 1 

34. Sulphur D. B. Raulins 5 

35. Vinton J. W. Mayne 3 

36. Welsh Ashley T. Law 2 

37. Westlake (Martin Hebert) 9 

Deaconesses at S. L. I Miss Pearlye Mae Kelly 

Dist. Secy, of Evangelism A. M. Brown 3 

Chaplain, Gen. Hospital & St. Joseph A. B. Cavanaugh 2 

Chaplain, Charity Hospital, Lafayette Wilson L. Watson 1 

Student, Perkins, S. M. U Roy Henry Dommert 2 



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Student, Emory University. L. A. Foreman 1 

Director of Radio D. B. Raulins 1 



Monroe District 

District Superintendent W. H. Giles 4 

1. Bastrop Jack H. Midyett 3 

2. Bastrop Circuit (C. E. Gray) 3 

3. Bonita Circuit W. F. Ragsdale 3 

4. Brownville Tillman A. Brown 3 

5. Claiborne Falcon L. Hearne 4 

6. Collinston E. W. Corley 5 

7. Columbia S. S. Holladay, Jr. 2 

8. Delhi Don Wineinger 1 

9. Ferriday Don Alverson 1 

10. Gilbert Arby W. Coody 2 

11. Grayson- Columbia Hts George L. Cagle 3 

12. Lake Providence Albert A. Collins 4 

13. Lapine Circuit (C. K. Brooks) 3 

14. Mangham Circuit Stephens D. Carrington 2 

15. Mer Rouge '. D. T. Williams 6 

16. Monroe, First '. A. M. Serex 9 

17. Assistant Miss Lea Joyner 7 

18. Gordon Avenue M. David Felder 1 

19. Memorial George Pearce, Jr. 5 

20. Stone Avenue I. L. Yeager 23 

21. Oak Grove R. L. Clayton 5 

22. Oak Ridge S. P. Emanuel 5 

23. Olla W. H. Carroll 1 

24. Pioneer Circuit (Howard Hudson, Jr.) 1 

25. Rayville Earl B. Emmerich 3 

26. Shilo (I. A. Patton) 1 

27. Sicily Island J. J. Davis 3 

28. Sterlington R. E. Walton 6 

29. St. Joseph- Wesley r Clyde C. Frazier, Jr. 3 

30. Tallulah John F. Kilpatrick 7 

31. Vidalia Laef S. Jones 2 

32. Waterproof John A. Gieck 4 

33. West Monroe R. H. Staples 5 

34. Winnsboro W. H. Bengtson 2 

35. Wisner Ira A. Love 5 

36. McGuire W. C. Mason 1 

Chaplain, U. S. Army Maurice D. Fulkerson 9 

Mission to Argentina J. M. Norris 8 

Conference Secretary of Evangelism R. H. Staples 

Dist. Missionary Secretary Earl B. Emmerich 2 

Dist. Secy, of Evangelism W. H. Carroll 3 

Dir., Wesley Fdn., N. J. C George Pearce, Jr. 5 

Director of Radio George Pearce, Jr. 1 



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New Orleans District 

District Superintendent H. L. Johns 5 

1. Berwick-Patterson : Floyd M. Durham 1 

2. Covington Robert C. Carter 1 

3. Donaldsonville John T. Redmon 1 

4. Franklin E. P. Drake 3 

5. Golden Meadow Ross Alan Pickett 1 

6. Houma, First Church C. Reginald Hardy 2 

7. Houma Heights To Be Supplied 

8. Lacombe - : ~(J, P. Bonnecarrere) 3 

9. Lutcher-Reserve Clarence H. Snelling, Jr. 3 

10. Morgan City Eskel L. Tatum 4 

11. Aldersgate A. P. Smith 2 

12. Algiers Luther L. Booth 3 

13. Canal Street Merlin W. Merrill 1 

14. Carrollton Avenue - Carl F. Lueg 3 

15. Chalmette David T. Lowry 1 

16. Church of Redeemer (Philip Pallotta) 12 

17. Eighth Street E. J. Barksdale 4 

18. Elysian Fields J. W. Matthews, Jr. 2 

19. Felicity (Henry J. Ensenat) 1 

20. First Church . Nathaniel H. Melbert 10 

21. Gentilly Robert M. Brown 2 

22. Gretna Clark W. Bell 1 

23. Harahan Robert H. Jamieson 4 

24. Jefferson E. J. Barksdale 3 

25. Kenner David T. Lowry 1 

26. Lake Vista '. Darwin Farquhar 1 

27. Munholland Memorial Dana Dawson, Jr. 5 

28. Napoleon Avenue Albert S. Hurley 2 

29. Parker Memorial James C. Whitaker 4 

30. Rayne Memorial B. C. Taylor 6 

31. Associate Wallace M. Babington 1 

32. St. Luke's Darwin Farquhar 1 

33. St. Mark's Robert H. Jamieson 4 

34. Second Church Frank C. Collins 2 

25. Pearl River J. Cude Rousseaux 3 

36. Slidell Ollie L. Tucker 5 

37. Thibodeaux John T. Redmon 4 

Chaplain, Charity & Foundation Hosp Spencer L. Stockwell 4 

Supt, Goodwill Industries A. P. Smith 4 

Supt., Methodist Home-Hospital James W. Ailor 5 

Professor Emeritus, Candler School Theo Franklin N. Parker 14 

Chaplain, U. S. Navy JamesE. Reaves 9 

Student, Princeton . Richard Neundorffer 2 

Student, Perkins School of Theology Hugh L. Baker, Jr. 2 

Student, University of Edinburgh B. R. Oliphint 2 

Student, Boston University Graduate Sch. Benjamin A. Petty 1 

Deaconesses: St. Mark's Community Center Miss Lillian Day 



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MacDonald Methodist Center, Houma Miss Julia Reid 

Miss Mary Beth Littlejohn, Miss Jennie Flood 

Dulac Indian Mission School Miss Ella K. Hooper 

Dist. Director of Visual Education R. H. Jamieson 

Director of Radio J. C. Whitaker 



Ruston District 

District Superintendent George W. Pomeroy 1 

1 . Arcadia Karl Tooke 1 

2. Athens Samuel B. Dampier 1 

3. Associate C. L. Elliot 1 

4. Bernice-Dubach A. M. Wynne 5 

5. Bienville-Castor L. P. Moreland 1 

6. Calhoun , William H. Sanders 1 

7. Chatham. J. T. Garrett 10 

8. Choudrant (Roy Grant) 6 

9. Associate (W. A. Reeves) 1 

10. Clay-Ansley (J. W. Boyd) 1 

11. Cotton Valley J. P. McKeithan 1 

12. Dodson-New Hope . (Grafton L. Shaw) 2 

13. Associate (W. R. Akin) 1 

14. Downsville T __-_Douglas L. McGuire 5 

15. Doyline-Mclntyre H. M. Law 1 

16. Eros-Antioch A. E. Wingfield 1 

17. Farmerville B. E. Bond 3 

18. Gibsland '. J. L. Beasley 1 

19. Haynesville W. D. Milton 4 

20. Heflin-Brushwood B. P. Durbin 1 

21. Hodge M. L. Davis 1 

22. Associate ' W. E. Akin 1 

23. Homer Luman E. Douglas 1 

24. Jonesboro Alton A. McKnight 5 

25. Lisbon L. A. Carrington 1 

26. Marion (Edwin L. Brock) 1 

27. Associate (N. E. Joyner) 1 

28. Minden Ira W. Flowers 1 

29. Ringgold W. C. Barham 1 

30. Shongaloo (W. P. Cassells) 5 

31. Sibley Dan Tohline 1 

32. Simsboro R. H. Hearne 6 

33. Springhill W. D. Boddie 3 

34. Trinity R. R. Branton 3 

Supt., Methodist Orphanage, Ruston C. B. White 14 

Supt. Emeritus, Methodist Orphanage R. W. Vaughan 14 

Conference Treasurer, Ruston, La R. W. Vaughan 14 

Assistant Treasurer, Ruston, La J. E. Hearn 4 

Director of Radio L. E. Douglas 1 



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Shreveport District 

District Superintendent J. Henry Bowdon 3 

1. Belcher-Gilliam Edwin E. Sylvest, Sr. 3 

2. Bethany-Keithville To Be Supplied 

3. Blanchard To Be Supplied 

4. Bossier City W. R. Wendt 4 

5. Curtis Park, Bossier City (H. C. Norsworthy) 5 

6. Converse (H. T. Isgitt) 3 

7. Coushatta Jack Cooke 4 

8. Grand Cane-Stonewall Jimmie J. Caraway 2 

9. Greenwood - William B. Shaw 4 

10. Hall Summit Rex Squyres 5 

11. Haughton G. A. Morgan 4 

12. Ida-Hosston A. D. St. Amant, Jr. 4 

13. Logansport Sidney A. Seegers 2 

14. Mansfield George W. Harbuck 2 

15. Mooringsport Kenneth G. Rorie 2 

16. Oil City To Be Supplied 

17. Pelican Luther Alonzo Bodie 1 

18. Plain Dealing D. F. Anders 2 

19. Pleasant Hill . James R. Strozier 3 

20. Rodessa E. L. McKay 1 

21 . Keatchie To Be Supplied 

22. Shiloh To Be Supplied 

23. Broadmoor R. L. Cooke 8 

24. Caddo Heights . Garland C. Dean, Jr. 1 

25. Cedar Grove R. Mack Bentley 5 

26. First Church Guy M. Hicks 3 

27. Associate Cleburne W. Quaid 1 

28. Mangum Memorial A. W. Townsend, Jr. 4 

29. Morningside W. M. Allen 1 

30. Noel Memorial F. M. Freeman 13 

31. Associate George F. Ivey 4 

32. N. Highlands '_ John B. Koelemay 1 

33. Park Avenue W. O. Lynch 7 

34. Summer Grove F. H. Harrison 4 

35. Trinity (J. M. Alford) 2 

36. Wynn Memorial James B. Grambling 5 

37. Vivian . J. C. Sensintaffar 3 

38. Zwolle T. M. Lancaster 2 

Exec. Secy., Board of Education Bentley Sloane 3 

Asst. Professor of English, Centenary Anna Ruth Nuttall 6 

Deaconess, Business Girl's Inn „„_Mrs. Mary Freeman 

Associate Professor of Bible, Centenary William P. Fraser 

Deaconess, Con. Rural Work Elizabeth Thompson 

Chaplain, Charity Hospital B. D. Watson 1 

Chaplain, U. S. Navy Roland Faulk 

Professor Emeritus, Centenary R. E. Smith 31 

Student, University of Edinburgh Webb Pomeroy 2 



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Student, Perkins, S. M. U William V. Sirman 2 

Student, Emory Robert Milton Home 2 

Student, Garrett Biblican Institute L. E. Philbrook 2 

Student, Perkins, S. M. U Joseph Henry Bowdon, Jr. 1 

Student, University of Southern Calif David Tarver 1 

Director of Radio A. W. Townsend, Jr. 1 

Transfers In 

Wallace M. Babington, Deacon, class of 1st year, North Carolina 
Conference. 

Lael S. Jones, Deacon, 3rd year, Mississippi Conference. 

Harvey G. Williamson, Elder, Central Texas Conference. 

J. N. Lambert, Elder, from Mississippi Conference. 

Robert C. Carter, Elder, from West North Carolina Conference. 

Floyd M. Durham, Deacon, from North Texas. 

W. Earl Hotalen, Elder, North Alabama Conference. 

Homer Vanderpool, Elder, North Texas Conference. 

J. W. Holliday, Elder, from North Mississippi Conference. 

James H. Holden, Jr., Elder, from North Mississippi Conference. 

Transfers Out 

J. Kemp Tunis, Elder, to North Dakota Conference. 
Floyd Heckard, Elder, class of 1st year, West North Carolina Con- 
ference. 

H. M. Sanford, Elder, to North Arkansas Conference. 
Louis N. Stuckey, Elder, to Mississippi Conference. 
H. B. Varner, Elder, to Mississippi Conference. 

CHANGES IN DISTRICT BOUNDARIES 
ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT 

1. Take Ball off the Trinity Charge, making Trinity a Station. 

2. Add Dry Prong and Bentley to Ball, creating the Ball Circuit. 

BATON ROUGE DISTRICT 

1. Attach Columbia Road, Bogalusa, to Angie-Varnado. 

2. Take Carpenter's Chapel from Gonzales Circuit and make it a 
Station appointment. 

3. Make a Charge of Faithful, Meadows Chapel, and New River to 
be called the Gonzales Circuit. 

4. Take Pipkin's Chapel from Bluff Creek and add to Greensburg. 

5. Make a Charge of Bluff Creek, Gonpales, and Magnolia to be 
known as the Magnolia Circuit. 

6. Form a charge composed of Wesley Chapel, Lee's Landing, Liv- 
ingston and James Chapel to be Wesley Chapel Circuit. 



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LAKE CHARGE DISTRICT 

1. Take Hackberry from Iowa and put with Maplewood. 

2. Take Pecan Island from Bayou Chene and put with Jeanerette 
Charge. 

3. Take Hebron from Indian Bayou Charge and put with Ebeneper 
Charge. 

4. Take Prospect from Many and create Hornbeck Charge, com- 
posed of Hornbeck, Prospect and Hollygrove. 

RUSTON DISTRICT 

1. Take Wesley Chapel from Athen's Charge and place on Homer 
Charge. 



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REPORTS 



REPORT OF THE BIBLE BOARD 

The Bible is recognized as the Book of Books and is known to be the 
best seller. Realizing that this great book holds for man that which can 
be found nowhere else, we believe that it is impossible to stress too strongly 
the need for a more extensive use in our homes and churches. 

From reports of the American Bible Society there has never before 
been such a demand for the Word of God as there is today. The demand 
far exceeds the supply. Therefore, we urge our Conference to continue 
their support to this worthy Society. 

We further recommend that the pastors make use of the materials 
made available to them by this Society in promoting the World-Wide Bible 
reading between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

We endorse the work of the Gideons in their use and distribution of 
the Bible. 

We note with gladness that through the Conference a number of 
Bible Conferences have been held this year. We urge the Board of Educa- 
tion to encourage this work even to Subdistrict Bible Conferences in order 
that more of our people may have the opportunity of Bible Study under 
Bible Scholars. 

Above all we urge each pastor to emphasize the importance of Bible 
reading and study in the homes of his parish, for from the Bible we receive 
authority for Our Faith, Our Belief, and Our Action. 
MARVIN H. CORLEY, Secretary. W. O. LYNCH, Chairman. 



BOARD OF CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS, REPORT NO 1 

We, your Board of Conference Claimants, in keeping with the policy 
of our Church to reach the disciplinary requirements for the support of 
the Conference Claimants, which under the present salary schedule is a 
minimum of $32.00 and a full requirement of $37.00. 

(a) Recommend that an assessment equal to 13% of the cash calaries 
of all members of the Conference who shall become claimants on this 
Board, be assigned to the pastoral charges for the benefits of the current 
claims upon the Board. 

(b) We further recommend that all members of the Conference shall 
be assessed l r /< of their salary, which amount shall be annually distributed 
with other available funds. 

(c) We fix the annuity rate for the ensuing year at thirty dollars 
for the retired ministers. We have established the annuity rate for full- 
time accepted supplies for the current*year at $19.00 per service year. 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 65 

(d) WHEREAS, the annuity rate as herein established includes the 
appropriation from the General Board of Pensions to former members of 
the M. E. Church, South, $1.33 per service year, 

We recommend that there be paid from the Conference funds to all 
other claimants a sum to equalize and pay all claimants on the same rate. 
W. D. MILTON, Secretary. SIDNEY A. SEEGERS, Chairman. 



BOARD OF CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS, REPORT NO 2 

WHEREAS, some people who have been blessed with material wealth 
beyond their need in this life, who are moved with the benevolent spirit 
and desire to use their possessions for the blessings of others and the main- 
tenance and promoting the interest of the kingdom of God, and 

WHEREAS, the Church recognizes its obligation to adequately care 
for the retired ministers and widows and orphans of deceased ministers of 
our Church, and 

WHEREAS up to this time the Church has not had adequate funds 
available to provide such support to its claimants, 

THEREFORE, we approve of the proposal of the Board of Conference 
Claimants to increase its permanent funds for that purpose, the income 
from which to be used for annual distribution to the claimants. We call 
the attention of our people to the fact that we are in a position to receive 
gifts in any amount as Memorials, Endowments, Legacies, or of any other 
nature, and invite such gifts from any and all people who may have such 
funds or property that could be used for benevolent purposes. 
W. D. MILTON, Secretary. SIDNEY A. SEEGERS, Chairman. 



BOARD OF CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS 
Treasurer's Report for Period June 1, 1949, to May 31, 1950 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand last report $ 457.92 

General Board, Distribution from General Fund 3,424.16 

General Board, Charter Fund 65.00 

General Board, Conference Endowment Funds 2,013.53 

Board of Trustees, Conference Endowment Funds „ 2,480.82 

Legal Conference, New Orleans 150.00 

Publishing House 4,230.36 

Conference Treasurer 75,244.57 

Conference Treasurer, Additional 96.80 

Dean R. E. Smith, Refund 115.59 

Clearing House 3,584.00 

Board of Missions, Blair Fund 1,490.00 

General Board, for account of Boyds 383.88 

$93,736.63 



66 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Treasurers Expense, stamps and bond $ 49.42 

Chairman Seeger's Expense 50.09 

Paid Accepted Supply 17.96 

Paid Superannuates, as per attached 50,516.35 

Paid Widows 32,902.81 

Paid Children of Deceased Ministers 1,032.25 

Special Relief to Claimants 580.00 

Endowment Campaign Expense 412.47 

Refund to Clearing House 280.06 

BALANCE ON HAND 7,895.22 



$93,736.63 



Louisiana Conference paid on the basis of $25.00 per service year, 
plus General Board Distribution of $1.30 per service year. The amount 
paid by other conferences included the General Board appropriation of 
$1.30 per service year for years served in those conferences. Under the 
divided annuity plan, the General Board of Pensions collects from other 
Conferences for those who served outside Louisiana, remits to the Louisiana 
Board of Conference Claimants, and we distribute the amount. 



AMOUNT PAID MINISTERS 

Total 
Name Years 

Akin, William 42 

Alford, Jason A. 39 

Alford, Joseph M. 46 

Atkinson, Charles D. 42 

Bamburg, R. H. 24 

Bogan, Samuel S. 46 

*Boltz, Henry J. 40 

(died Oct. 30, 1949) 
Bonnecarrere, J. Pierre ._ 20% 

Brown, G. J. L. 34 

Buck, Elsworth J. 9 

Cain, L. W. 38 

Carley, Henry T. 42 

Downs, J. R. 32 

Duren, William L. 40 

Fontaine, Patrick H. 32 

Fulton, Raleigh Vernon .. 32 

Gray, W. T. 45 

Griffin, B. F. 26 

Gunn, Elmer Coleman 40V2 

Hebert, Martin 45 

Henderson, Wm. F. Jr. _ 27% 

Hines, H. B. 16 

*Hoffpauir, Lastie N. ...... 40% 

(died Feb. 10, 1950) 



Other 

Years 
Served 


Conferences 

Amount 
Paid 


Total Paid, 

Including 

Other 

Conferences 

$ 1,104.60 


2 


$ 50.00 


1,023.10 


2 


50.00 


1,207.20 






1,104.60 


4 


116.00 


642.00 







1,209.80 






526.00 






539.15 






850.00 






236.70 


22 


524.00 


944.80 


3 


75.00 


1,102.00 






803.90 


23 


593.00 


1,040.10 


1 


25.00 


840.30 






841.60 


33 


675.00 


990.60 






652.60 


12 


300.00 


1,049.55 






1,183.50 
716.68 










420.80 






800.13 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



6> 



Holladay, T. Jefferson .... 41 

Hughes, Chas. Moses 19 

Irwin, Samuel W. 21% 

Joyner, Nicholas E. 38% 

Kleinschmidt, W. D. . 46 

Koelemay, J. B 8% 

Ledbetter, Henry W. 36 

Lee, Morris G. 15 

Mann, William C. 25 

McCoy, Franklin J. 37 

McVey, James T. 25 

*Moore, C. L . 14% 

(withdrawn, Oct., 1949) 

Morris, Charles 39 

Mouser, E. M. 41% 

Neill, Albert, S. J. 46 

Parker, A. H. 24 

Parker, Franklin Nutting_. 29% 

Patton, I. A. 41 

Perry, W. W. 45% 

Pfost, Howard Emile . 28% 

Powell, C. B. 34 

Price, J. C. . 34 

Pynes, Russell T. 40 

Riggs, Samuel L. 24 

Rodgers, Charles W. . 39 

Self, James Edwin 27 

Shows, F. Lyman 35 

Smart, Looney W. 26 

Smith, C. K. 26% 

Smith, R. E. 25 3 / 4 

Snelling, John C 34 

Stapleton, Oliver C. 19 

VanValkenburgh, W. B. .. 39 

Vaughan, Robert W. 51 

Walton, Robert S. 30 

Wardlow, Mrs. Lula 29 

White, George P. 16 

Wilson John F. 14 

Yockey, S. H. 14 

TOTAL PAID MINISTERS 







1,078.30 


11 


324.00 


534.40 

540.10 

1,012.55 


3 




1,209.80 
252.96 


3 


72.00 


939.90 
378.90 






625.00 


14 


350.00 


973.10 
639.30 
186.76 


12 


384.00 


1,094.10 
1,061.55 






1,209.80 


1 


25.00 


629.90 

782.43 






1,025,00 


8 




1,215.63 


5 

7 


126.00 
203.00 


744.05 

913.10 

894.20 

1,010.40 


4 


140.00 


631.20 
1,016.30 
710.10 
875.00 
681.20 






717.71 


6 


162.00 


766.00 
894.20 


15 

13% 


347.00 
351.00 


452.20 

992.40 

1,341.30 


.... 





789.00 
728.90 
420.80 
368.20 






350.00 






$50,516.35 



ACCEPTED SUPPLY 
Corwin Taylor 1 



17.96 



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ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



AMOUNT PAID WIDOWS 

Total 
Name Years 

Andrews, Mrs. B. H 28Y4 

Box 66, Gonzales, La. 

Barrett, Mrs. Alaric E. _ 5Y4 

Wilson, La. 

Booth, Mrs. John W. . 42 

1706 Bodenger Blvd., 

New Orleans, La. 

Bowman, Mrs. H. W. _ 33 

Box 115, Pelican, La. 

Boyd, Mrs. A. P. 11 

2910 Perkins Road, 

Baton Rouge, La. 

Brooks, Mrs. Cleanth . 28 

112 Brownell St., 

New Haven, Conn. 

Brown, Mrs. H. N. 38V4 

2345 Haven Ridge, 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Cady, Mrs. James L. .._. 20% 

1045 Glasshouse, 

Beaumont, Texas 

Cargill, Mrs. Eugene L. _ 32 

945 Sheridan Ave., 

Shreveport, La. 

Carter, Mrs. Briscoe 45% 

1227 9th St., 

Lake Charles, La. 

Crooks, Mrs. L. E. 1% 

426 Ash St., 

Crowley, La. 

Davies, Mrs. S. J. 34 

628 Kings Highway, 

Shreveport, La. 

Dodson, Mrs. K. W. 39% 

506 S. Parkway Drive, 

El Dorado, Ark. 

Drake, Mrs. W. W. 37% 

436 Topeka St., 

Shreveport, La. 

Dring, Mrs. John F. 21% 

Rt. 1, Ruston, La. 

Early, Mrs. Alonzo _. 23 

2524 Gilbert St., 

Shreveport, La. 



Other Conferences 
Years Amount 

Served Paid 



6 $128.80 

9% 136.50 



19 



399.00 



94.50 



Including 

Other 
Total Paid, 
Conferences 

$ 509.40 
96.66 

773.22 

625.87 
166.01 

564.69 

704.19 

372.81 

589.12 

817.10 

23.02 

625.94 

731.80 

694.98 

395.82 
409.48 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 69 

Faulk, Mrs. H. K. 23 .... 402.50 

609 Cary Ave., 
Jennings, La. 

Faulk, Mrs. John W 35 ..:. 638.36 

214 Jackson St., 
Lafayette, La. 

Fomby, Mrs. J. D. 14 .... 257.74 

220 S. Washington St., 
Magnolia, Ark. 

Fox, Mrs. George 16% .... 303.77 

1425 Bellewood Dr., 
Shreveport, La. 

Fulton, Mrs. Jesse B 15% — 280.76 

Campti, Louisiana 

Hamner, Mrs. Wm. F. .. 5% .... 103.36 

3722 Youree Drive, 
Shreveport, La. 
Harrell, Mrs. Robert F. _ 25 5 87.50 444.33 

Box 7, 

Mississippi City, Miss. 

Harrison, Mrs. Hatley N. 27V4 .._ 501.68 

7447 Hampson St., 
New Orleans, La. 

Hearne, Mrs. J. C. 27 .... 1 472.50 

144 State St., 

Baton Rouge, La. 

Henley, Mrs. John S 34% 28 428.30 601.97 

301 3rd St, 

Chicksaw, Ala 

Hoffpauir, Mrs. A. R. .... 18% ~~ 335.99 

1408% Hancock St., 
Gretna, La. 

Hoffpauir, Mrs. L. N. .... 40% .... 281.77 

Hornbeck, La. 

Holmes, Mrs. Wm. W. .. 38% -~ 708.79 

1232 Park Blvd., 
Baton Rouge, La. 

Johns, Mrs. Henry S 24% .... 451.05 

Rt. 4, Lufkin, Texas 
Johnson, Mrs. H. McC. .. 26% 6 105.00 482.41 

1241 N. Congress, 
Jackson, Miss. 

Jordan, Mrs. W. H 25% 11 172.90 439.76 

202 Belleview Dr., 
Baton Rouge, La. 

Lahey, Mrs. Charles W. .. 19 .._ 349.79 

1221 Hazel St., 
Texarkana, Ark. 



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Lay, Mrs. John L. 25 .... 460.25 

c/o Mrs. C. W. Self, 
806 4th St., 
Leesville, La. 

Lee, Mrs. John W. 27Y4 .- 501.68 

432 Atkins Ave., 
Shreveport, La. 

Lewis, Mrs. J. H. 25 _ 437.50 

Rt. 2, Winnfield, La. 

Lowrey, Mrs. Perry O. .. 26% .... 492.47 

Box 168, 

Mansfield, La. 

Lutz, Mrs. Albert S 34^ .... 635.15 

Greenwood, La. 

Mangum, Mrs. Wm. A. _. 7% .... 142.68 

Zachary, La. 

McCormack, Mrs. John A. 35 ... . 644.35 

Mer Rouge, La. 

Munholland, Mrs. C. T. 11% .... 216.32 

232 Elmeer PI., Metarie, 
New Orleans, La. 
Pickett, Mrs. Robert T. .. 39% 15 262.50 718.15 

Rt. 1, Greenville, Texas 

Purcell, Mrs. Geo. D. .. 32y 2 .._ 598.83 

950 McCormick 
Shreveport, La. 

Rickey, Mrs. H. W 44 12 204.12 787.48 

Box 393 

Biloxi, Miss. 
Roberts, Mrs. Simon D. _. liy 2 _.. ... 211.72 

Ewell St., 
Sulphur, La. 

Roberts, Mrs. W. F. . 32 

P. O. Box 486, 
Jena, La. 
Robinson, Mrs. Chas. R. _ 43Y4 
2402 So. Trost Ave., 
Tulsa 5, Okla. 
Rogers, Mrs. Benjamin F. lQYi 8 

280 So. Oakland, 
Pasadena 5, Calif. 

Roy, Mrs. J. R. 39 5 

2617 Regent St., 
Shreveport, La. 

Rutledge, Mrs. J. S. 25% 

Walker, La. 
Sayers, Mrs. Newton L. .. 15 
c/o Mrs. E. L. Martin, 
530 Royal St., 
New Orleans, La. 






569.71 




756.88 


145.60 


352.72 


78.75 


743.15 




474.06 




262.50 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 71 

Schule, Mrs. William .... 26 _ 478.68 

Box 10367, University 
of Minnesota, 
Minneapolis 14, 
Minn. 
Sexton, Mrs. Geo. S., Sr. 44 20% 406.44 843.69 

118 Sexton St., 
Centenary College, 
Shreveport, La. 
Shaw, Mrs. A. M., Sr. .. 43 21 426.30 831.32 

Box 158, 

Oakdale, La. 

Sheppard, Mrs. B. H. .... 33 .... 607.53 

Box 266, Jena, La. 
Sheppard, Mrs. Claude F. 33 3 54.60 606.90 

2212 Cecille St., 
Dallas, Texas 

*Sloane, Mrs. John G. 6% ~~ 59.82 

(died Nov. 13, 1949) 

Smith, Mrs. Ellis 17 .... 312.97 

720 Colquitt St., 
Houston, Texas 
Steel, Mrs. Samuel A. .... 21% 18% 354.73 409.96 

Mansfield, La. 

Tucker, Mrs. Robert W. .. 17 .... 312.97 

609 S. Monroe St., 
Ruston, La. 

Turner, Mrs. T. P. 37 25 426.65 647.57 

6824 Ajan Ave., 

Bell Gardens, Calif. 
Waltman, Mrs. Joseph F. 35 Died May 16, 1950 638.88 

(died May 16, 1950) 
2626 Quinton St., 
Shreveport, La. 

Ware, Mrs. R. T. 33 .... 410.06 

3516 W. College, 
Shreveport, La. 
Weldon, Mrs. Robert L... 34% 15 367.50 705.29 

Rt. 5, Box 149-A, 
Lufkin, Texas 

Wier, Mrs. Charles C. .... 2% .... 50.63 

Franklin, La. 

Williams, Mrs. John B. .. 20% .... 382.01 

Box 83, 
Many, La. 
Wilson, Mrs. Luther C. .. 39% 3% 76.13 738.89 

Box 152, 
Iuka, Miss. 



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Wynn, Mrs. Robert H. _ 34*4 — 630.55 

3741 Del Monte Drive, 
Houston, Texas 
McLean, Mrs. C. E. .._ 27% (Paid for 1-5/6 mos.) 73.35 

116 Colvin Ave., 
Ruston, La. 



TOTAL PAID WIDOWS $32,902.81 

AMOUNT PAID CHILDREN: 

Name of Mother or Guardian 

Mrs. C. E. McLean (2 children) $ 52.50 

Boyd, Mrs. A. P. (2 children) 257.31 

Johnson, Mrs. H. M. (1 child) 203.72 

Barrett, Mrs. A. E. (1 child) 87.48 

Singletary, Mrs. C. H. (for 4 children 

of R. A. Bozeman) 431.24 

TOTAL PAID WIDOWS $1,032.25 

SPECIAL RELIEF: 

Rev. W. C. Mann $100.00 

Rev. C. L. Moore 80.00 

Mrs. J. R. Roy 200.00 

Rev. F. Lyman Shows 50.00 

Mrs. John F. Wilson 50.00 

Mrs. A. P. Boyd 100.00 

TOTAL PAID FOR SPECIAL RELIEF $580.00 

COMMITTEE ON DISTRICT CONFERENCE RECORDS 

The Records of the Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Monroe and New 
Orleans and Ruston Conferences were before us. We found them correct 
and well-kept. 

D. B. BODDIE, Chairman. 



REPORT NO. 1 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION 

CENTENARY COLLEGE 

By Joe J. Mickle 

This year Centenary College has enrolled 996 regular students and 
1,096 special students, making an overall enrollment of 2,092 students. 

The number of individuals enrolled in Centenary during the past year, 
including summer school, was 2,375. This year's graduating class, second 
largest in the history of the institution, numbered 223. 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 73 

The spirit within both faculty and student body has been fine. Very 
few problems have arisen and these not of serious proportions. 

Many physical changes took place on our campus during the past 
year, such as the opening of our new Science Building (cost $1,046,000), 
opening and paving of Woodlawn Avenue, completion of a new entrance, 
etc. These have been improvements welcomed by all. 

Gross and Seaton Reports: In the summer of 1945, just after I 
arrived at Centenary, a group of nationally known educators, including 
Dr. John O. Gross of the Board of Education of the Methodist Church, 
and Dr. John Seaton, at the request of the College, came to Centenary, 
made a survey and rendered a report which became known to us as the 
Gross Report. During the past year we thought that the time had arrived 
for an evaluation of our efforts in the light of the Gross Report, so we 
invited Dr. John Seaton to make another investigation and report on our 
progress. This he did. We were pleased with the statement of our prog- 
ress as made in the Seaton report. 

In Cincinnati recently Dr. Gross told me that the finest thing about 
the Gross Report of 1945, as revealed by the Seaton report of 1950, was 
that we had taken it seriously. At the same time Dr. Seaton told me 
that of the hundreds of college surveys and reports made by him, the recent 
survey of Centenary was one of two which had given him the greatest 
satisfaction. These statements were, of course, very gratifying to us. 

Religious Activities: Religious and cultural activities within the insti- 
tution have been carried on without any radical changes therein but with 
general strengthening and improvement. The Reverend D. L. Dykes was 
our religious emphasis week speaker. Many other fine programs and 
speakers came to us as a part of our lyceum course. Among these was 
Dr. Henry Crane, nationally known Methodist minister of Detroit. 

There has been an increase over last year from 45 to 65 in the number 
of students enrolled in preparatory work for full time Christian service. This 
is the largest enrollment for full time Christian service in the history of 
Centenary. I can also honestly say that I do not believe that the quality 
of this group has ever been higher than during the past year. We have 
enrolled in the Ministerial Club a group of students who participate actively 
in the affairs of the student body and are highly respected by the other 
students. This has been a source of deep satisfaction to us all at Centenary. 

The financial operations of the College were carefully conducted. The 
College received from the Conference for its operating account the sum 
of $11,055.00 during the year. 

Service to the Conference: Centenary has tried to make this its 125th 
year a year of greater service to its student body and its friends outside the 
College. What has Centenary done for the Conference in this 125th year? 

Centenary has been or will be within the next two months host to 
the following Conference activities: 

1. Special Session of Louisiana Conference. 

2. Christian Vocations Conference for Methodist Youth. 



74 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

3. Pastors School for the Louisiana Conference. 

4. Methodist Children's Worker's Conference. 

5. Methodist State Student Delegation. 

6. Methodist Ministers of the Shreveport District. 

Our dormitories, cafeteria, air conditioned dramatics workshop, and 
classrooms have been made available for these meetings. 

In addition to this— 

1. Our Choir has visited 16 different Louisiana Cities. 

2. Mr. A. C. Voran has assisted in Methodist student activities at 
Camp Brewer and elsewhere. 

3. Speakers have been supplied to many churches, both from our 

student body and faculty. 

4. Office space, rent free (including light, heat, and water) has been 
furnished the Conference Board of Education in one of our best 
buildings. 

5. The College has granted $13,748.00 in scholarship aid to students 
preparing for full time Christian work and to wives and children 
of ministers. 

6. The College has also given additional scholarship aid and work, 
or has been instrumental in securing financial assistance for many 
other young Methodist students who otherwise could not have 
attended college. 

The Greater Centenary College program is still moving forward. How- 
ever, I feel that I should call the attention of the Conference to the fact 
that Conference quotas on the 1946 financial campaign to the extent of 
$71,788.19 have not yet been paid. It is my hope that some definite steps 
will be taken soon toward the full payment of these quotas. I should point 
out to the Conference that failure to meet these quotas not only throws a 
great financial burden on the College to the extent of the unpaid quotas 
but also embarrass us in our dealings with non-Methodists, many of whom 
are contributing heavily to our financial support. 

In conclusion, the Board of Trustees of the College in session on May 
27, 1950, renominated the twelve members of the Board whose terms ex- 
pire this year for another three year period of service. Their names are 
as follows: I. F. Betts, Mrs. D. P. Hamilton, J. C. Hamilton, Guy Hicks, 
Mrs. C. I. Jones, Carl H. McHenry, R. T. Moore, Virgil Morris, Henry A. 
O'Neal, Mrs. A. J. Peavy, A. L. Wedgeworth, George D. Wray, Sr. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION — REPORT NO 2 
The Advance for Christ and His Church 

The staff of the Conference Board of Education has co-operated fully 
in every phase of the Methodist Advance. In the Conference Advance 
Rally in October, the staff conducted a forum on the Advance in the 
Church School and the Youth Banquet was attended by approximately 
seven hundred young people who filled the auditorium for the evening 






ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 75 

service. The Faith Booklets were used widely in youth and adult classes 
and in the Methodist Sunday Evening Fellowship. 

We have stressed World Service Sunday and the offering reported in 
1949 was $20,904. The Methodist Youth Fund is the Advance Special for 
youth. Careful cultivation has built this fund to $5,373, as reported in 
1949, which is one of the largest in the Jurisdiction. 

Evangelism through the Church School is reaping a great harvest. 
The 1949 Conference Journal reports 1,731 pupils joining the church on 
profession of faith, which is 53% of the total joining on profession of faith 
for that year. 

We are making progress toward our quadrennial Church School enroll- 
ment goal of 73,500. The last report gave our enrollment as 62,000, which 
is an increase of 9,000 since the beginning of the quadrennium. Strong 
gains have been made in the adult and children's divisions, but a slight loss 
was reported last year in our youth division. 

Leadership Training 

Much of our time and effort through the Board of Education office 
is devoted to the promotion of leadership training. This is the greatest 
single need in the local church and is the determining factor in the success 
of the program. We have developed one large leadership school in each 
district, which brings together outstanding teachers from many sources. 
In addition to these large schools, all sections of the districts are served 
with smaller schools and local church classes, thus bringing every church 
in the Conference within reach of a training enterprise. This program will 
be developed as widely as possible. 

During the current Conference year we have held 48 schools, with 
83 instructors participating. The schools reached 77 churches and enrolled 
3,116 workers. Two laboratory schools were held. 

Another method of helping teachers in the local church is a packet 
service mailed from the Conference office to any superintendent or teacher 
who needs immediate help. These packets are made up of materials 
suitable to the individual need and sent immediately on request. 

A large number of local church and district workers attended special 
leadership training conferences. Twenty- two young people and eleven 
adults attended the Jurisdictional schools at Mt. Sequoyah. Other dele- 
gates attended as follows: Regional Visual Aids Workshop at Dallas, 4; 
Christian Education Conference at Grand Rapids, 9; Family Life Conference 
at Dallas, 3; Student Leadership Conference, 5; Regional Youth Leaders' 
Conference at Corsicana, Texas, 4; Young Adult Workshop at Hope, 
Arkansas, 3; Regional Camp Workshop at Caney Lake, 5. 

The Annual Church School Superintendents' Conference at Camp 
Brewer in September came of age this year with an attendance of 75 and 
a stimulating program led by Dr. Walter Towner of the General Board. 

There were two combined district staff planning conferences held at 



76 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Camp Brewer with the Conference staff and leaders from the General 
Board. 

We were fortunate in securing the services of Miss Lucy Foreman for 
six weeks through the General Board. She held 12 first series training 
classes in smaller churches in the Baton Rouge and Monroe Districts. 

In keeping with the Advance emphasis on Faith, we brought Dr. A. 
W. Martin of S. M. U. into the Conference for seven weeks. He taught 
courses on Protestant Belief and Action in fourteen training schools. 

During the year we brought into the Conference 37 special workers 
who assisted in our leadership program through training schools, institutes, 
staff conferences, and workshops. Twelve of these workers were from 
the staffs of our General Boards. 

Children's Work 

Our Board of Education staff suffered a severe loss when Mrs. Roy 
Scales resigned as Director of Children's Work and moved to Dallas, Texas. 
However, Miss Elizabeth Workman of Conway, Arkansas, was employed 
in the Conference for six weeks and assisted in Vacation Church School 
Institutes and training schools. Junior camps fere held in all districts 
except Monroe. The Children's Workers' Conference at Camp Brewer had 
Miss Olive Smith of Dallas as resource leader. A laboratory class for 
children's workers was held in connection with the Pastors' School in 
September. 

The District Directors have carried on without the leadership of a 
Conference Director. In most districts regular meetings have been held, 
and in the 48 training schools scheduled during the year, 21 different 
courses for workers with children were offered. The Conference Council 
of Children's Workers met in April with Miss Workman to plan Vacation 
Church School Institutes, Junior Camps, and other district activities. 

Youth Work 

We have operated nine months without a Conference Director of 
Youth Work but we have not allowed the work to decline. Our District 
Directors and Conference Youth Council have carried on under the guidance 
of the Executive Secretary. 

Two Youth Caravans visited 14 churches in the Louisiana Conference 
in July and August. 

District Rallies were held and each district has a number of sub-district 
fellowships in operation. Two new District Directors have been added and 
planning conferences have been held with Miss Clarice Bowman of the 
General Board. 

Seven hundred youths attended the Advance Rally in Alexandria, and 
six hundred were present for the Annual Conference of the M. Y. F. on 
May 6, at which time Conference officers were elected and the Rev. Howard 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 77 

Ellis of the General Board of Evangelism brought a message on "Christ's 
Way." 

Methodist youth of Louisiana have responded generously to the call 
of missions in the Advance of Christ and His Church. The sum of $5,373 
was raised for the Methodist Youth Fund last Conference year and an 
equal amount will be forthcoming this year. 

Two Conference Assemblies, six district Senior- Young People's Camps, 
and eight Intermediate Camps were held. Twenty-two young people at- 
tended the Jurisdictional Workshop at Mt. Sequoyah. 

Adult Work 

The Rev. G. W. Dameron, our Conference Director of Adult Work, 
has given splendid guidance to our adult program in the Conference. Dr. 
Charles Schofield of the Editorial Division spent one week in our Confer- 
ence in March. He conducted eight Institutes with teachers and presidents 
of adult classes, dealing with Methodist literature. Dr. John Trevor of 
the International Council of Religious Education and Dr. J. T. Carlyon 
of Southern Methodist University, conducted a number of Bible conferences 
for adult workers. 

Our young adult work is growing rapidly with many new classes being 
organized. Sub-district Fellowships are now organized in each district 
and numerous camps and weekend meetings have been scheduled. The 
Annual Conference Young Adult Assembly is an outstanding event. The 
Rev. James Stone, our Conference Director of Young Adult Work, has 
rendered effective service in promoting this program. 

The Pastors' School 

The Annual Pastor's School and School of Missions in growing each 
year in size and effectiveness. Last year 310 persons registered and the 
new type of program was heartily endorsed. The Publishing House re- 
ported the largest sale of books at the Louisiana school of any Pastors' 
School in the nation. 

Christian Vocations Conference 

A new venture in recruitment and guidance for life service volunteers 
has been launched in Louisiana through the Conference Commission on 
Christian Vocations. The first Conference on Christian Vocations was held 
at Centenary College in December with an attednance of 150 high school 
seniors and college students. The Rev. W. E. Trice was dean and Dean 
J. K. Benton of Vanderbilt University was principal resource leader. 

Social Action Conference 

A Social Action Conference in co-operation with the Woman's Society 
of Christian Service and the Central Jurisdiction was held at New Orleans 
and marked a significant beginning in this important field. Outstanding 



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leaders from both Jurisdictions discussed the problem of the Church and 
Public Education. 

Student Work 

Our Wesley Foundation work serves approximately 4,500 Methodist 
students on nine college campuses in Louisiana. We have lost two directors, 
but added two more during the year. The Rev. Clifford Zirkel, our Con- 
ference Director of Student Work, is giving able leadership to this growing 
phase of our program. 

New buildings have been occupied at Southwestern, Northwestern, and 
Northeast Center. Financial support for this vital work is derived from 
the local communities, the Conference Board of Education, and the Five 
Dollar Plan. 

Churches are urged to make a better record in sending in five dollars 
for every college student enrolled. 

Audio-Visual Education 

Our Board of Education office has developed a program of Visual 
Aids service in co-operation with the Boards of Temperance and Evangelism. 
With the Board of Temperance we have purchased three alcohol films 
and they are widely circulated throughout the Conference. 

A large stock of recordings and film strips on many phases of church 
work are owned. These aids have wide circulation among the churches. 

Rural Work 

Our rural work is a co-operative program with the Woman's Society 
of Christian Service and Miss Elizabeth Thompson directs the work. She 
has visited 50 rural communities and has conducted 12 training enterprises 
in local churches. 

Miss Thompson is available at all times for specialized services to our 
rural churches. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 3 

Conference Staff Elected by the Board of Education: 

Executive Secretary Rev. Bentley Sloane 

Director of Youth Work Miss Betty Rea Fox 

Rural Worker Miss Elizabeth Thompson 

Office Secretary Mrs. D, D. Bell 

Director of Adult Work Rev. G. W. Dameron 

Director of Young Adult Work Rev. James F. Stone 

Director of Camping Mrs. Edgar Cayard 

Director of Audio Visual Education Rev. A. W. Townsend, Jr. 

Conf. Pres. of Church School Superintendents W. P. Callahan, Jr. 



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Recommendations for Appointment: 

Executive Secertary Rev. Bentley Sloane 

State Director of Student Work Rev. Clifford Zirkel, Jr. 

Associate Professor in Centenary College Rev. William P. Fraser 

Assistant Professor in Centenary College ,-Miss Ruth Nuttall 

Professor Emeritus in Centenary College Dr. R. E. Smith 

Professor Emeritus in Emory University Dr. Franklin N. Parker 

Conference Rural Worker Miss Elizabeth Thompson 

Certified Directors of Christian Education: 

(Discipline, Paragraph 192, 1454) 

Mrs. Joe Neal Blair, Carrollton Avenue Methodist Church, New Or- 
leans. 

Mrs. Howard Carter, First Methodist Church, Lake Charles. 

Miss Mary Searles, First Methodist Church, Minden. 

Miss Tennie V. Severtson, Noel Memorial Methodist Church, Shreve- 
port. 

Mrs. David Tarver, Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Directors of Wesley Foundation: 

Miss Mantha Rose Caraway, Northwestern State College, Natchitoches. 
Rev. Clifford Zirkel, Jr., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. 
Rev. Ira Flowers, Southeastern State College, Hammond. 
The Rev. W. O. Byrd, McNeese Junior College, Lake Charles. 
Miss Pearlye Maye Kelley, Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette. 
Rev. George Pearce, Jr., Northeast Center, Monroe. 
Mrs. J. B. Pollard, Tulane-Newcombe, New Orleans. 
* Mrs. J. T. Folk, Louisiana Tech, Ruston. 
Rev. William P. Fraser, Centenary College, Shreveport. 



THE BOARD OF EVANGELISM 

Rev. R. H. Staples has been renominated to serve as Conference 
Secretary of Evangelism. 

This is a great year of planned evangelism and we recommend that 
the members of this Board and the District Directors attend the Jurisdic- 
tional Conference on Evangelism which will be held in Tulsa, Okla, in 
September. We feel that this will help us as we promote this program in 
the Conference. 

We recommend that a retreat be held for the ministers of our Con- 
ference to spiritually prepare us for this great six-month emphasis, staring 
on World Wide Communion Sunday, October 31, 1950, and continuing 
through Easter, March 31, 1951. 

We recommend the General Board for the spiritual life emphasis 
made in evangelism by its new staff member, Dr. Thomas, and the out- 
standing assimilation program that he is suggesting. Assimilation is the 
.greatest in Visitation Evangelism. 



80 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

We feel that the Shepherds Magazine should not only be placed in 
the hands of every pastor but also given to every member of the Committee 
of Evangelism in the local church. 

We recommend a lay group evangelistic plan similar to the "Fisher- 
mans Club." 

It is our firm conviction that evangelism and the Church School must 
always be closely associated; that every teacher should take a training 
course on winning pupils to Christ. When prospective church members 
have been linked with the Sunday School they are. as a general rule, not 
an assimilation problem. 

The period between Easter and Pentecost is the assimilation period in 
this year's emphasis on evangelism. What a great time for this! We 
suggest that this period become a highlight in the life of our members, 
our ministers and our new converts,— as it was with those early Christians 
1,920 years ago. 

We hope that every church will accept the Advance challenge of 
making every Sunday School member a church member and Christian. 
We challenge every charge to reach the Advance of one new member for 
every 14 active members. 

Great evangelistic moves have been made in Methodism this year. 
The Philadelphia Conference added 10,000 to the church and for Christ. 
Similar programs have been carried on throughout America. Many more 
are planned. The Alexandria and Lake Charles Districts participated in a 
program of visiting and preaching as was presented in Philadelphia. The 
Evangelistic Conference on Preaching that young men throughout America 
attended was a great inspiration. The Advance For Christ and His Church 
has a marvelous program— 500,000 are to be reached this year; 500,000 in 
1951; and 600,000 in 1952. We wholeheartedly commend this program to 
the local churches. It shall be promoted on a Conference wide basis. 

We have the program but we need the Pentecostal power and passion. 
We have the methods but our souls and minds need to be motivated by 
the Master. The church has handed us down a great program. May we 
be so lifted up that we will make our goals a glorious reality. 

Our plea is for powerful, earnest evangelistic preaching— and this can 
only come when one has a consuming compassion for lost souls. Ours is a 
plea for pastors who have souls pulsating with divine desire to share Christ 
with a needy world. 

We pray that an Aldersgate experience will be rekindled in every 
Methodist minister. We are firmly convinced that we have an adequate 
program— that proper methods and techniques are available— but they will 
not be greatly effective if we are not affected by and with the Holy Spirit. 
We must be spiritually obsessed and God possessed if evangelism is to 
make an impact upon our church and our world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. QUAID, Secretary R. M. BENTLEY, Chairman. 



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HOSPITALS AND HOMES 

We, your Conference Board of Hospitals and Homes, beg leave to 
make the report as follows: 



Section I 
POLICY AND ORGANIZATION 

Your Board has adopted the same policy as of last year governing the 
use of Golden Cross Funds for the support of Hospital Chaplains in the 
several districts of the Conference. This policy is in keeping with the 
change in legislation affecting the administration of said funds: 

(a) The District Golden Cross Treasurers are to be recogniped as 
agents of the Conference Board of Hospitals and Homes, and are responsi- 
ble to said Board, as well as to the District Superintendents of the several 
districts in which they serve. They shall make annual reports to the 
District Superintendent and to the Conference Board at the same time of 
the meeting of the Annual Conference, as to the amounts and disposition 
of all funds for chaplain's support handled by them. 

(b) Each District Golden Cross Treasurer shall remit to the Treasurer 
of the Conference Board the sum of $12.50 each quarter for the use of 
the board in meeting responsibilities with which it is charged. 

This working agreement with District agencies which are jointly 
responsible with the Board for the development of our Church's ministry 
in the hospitals of the State, will enable the Board to discharge its duties 
in a satisfactory way and permit the District Superintendents to make the 
fullest of those provisions of the Discipline affecting this important work. 

To date the Board has had filed with it the report of one of the chap- 
lains serving in the hospitals of the State, and one report from the District 
Golden Cross Treasurer. Of the $50 per District to be remitted to the 
treasurer of the Board by the treasurers of the several Districts, the fol- 
lowing has been received: 

Alexandria District $50.00 

Baton Rouge District : 00.00 

Lake Charles District 25.00 

New Orleans District 00.00 

Ruston District 00.00 

Monroe District 12.00 

Shreveport District 00.00 

TOTAL PAID $87.00 

The Board finds itself without sufficient funds to meet the responsi- 
bilities with which it is charged. 

We, your Board, earnestly request the District Superintendents to 
urge the District Treasurers of the Golden Cross to remit to the Treasurers 



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of this Board the amount herein requested, each quarter, and to supply 
this Board with a full and complete report of amounts collected and dis- 
position of all funds handled by them. 

Section II 

THE LOUISIANA METHODIST ORPHANAGE 

The Methodist Orphanage is very close to the hearts of all Methodists 
of our State. We are profoundly grateful to God for the compassion that 
moves men to care for little children. 

We beg leave to file herewith, without reading, save to refer to a 
few items of great interest, to the Conference and the nominations made 
in the report, the reports of Directors, the Superintendents and Auditors' 
report. 

One new building, a Recreation Center, has been completed at a 
cost of $17,000 for building and furnishings. A contract has been signed 
for the construction of a new Infirmary to cost $25,000.00. This was made 
possible by Mrs. S. J. Harman of Shreveport, and is given as a memorial 
to the late S. J. Harman. This building will be furnished by Mr. and Mrs. 
J. C. Richie of Ruston. 

One building of the home was damaged by fire but has been repaired 
with insurance collected. 

The following were elected to the Board of Directors of the Louisiana 
Methodist Orphanage for a three-year term. We therefore submit their 
names for confirmation by the Conference, with the adoption of this report. 

J. H. Mays 
F. B. James 
Tom Connell 
B. C. Taylor 

We recommend the reappointment of Rev. C. B. White as Superin- 
tendent and the Rev. R. W. Vaughan as Superintendent-Emeritus. 

We recommend the observance of regular Orphanage Days, Easter 
Sunday in the spring and Harvest Day in the fall. 

Section III 

THE METHODIST HOME HOSPITAL 

Your Board had before it the fine and full report of your Methodist 
Home Hospital. We find it to be the best and most encouraging report 
made in many years. We recommend the fine work done by the Super- 
intendent, and Board of Managers. We rejoice to know that the construc- 
tion of new and adequate buildings will begin now in matter of days. 

The reports of the Superintendent and Board of Directors, together 
with financial statements of operating cost and maintenance and Building 
Fund are filed for record. 



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In keeping with the request of the board of Directors we make the 
following recommendations: 

(1) That Christmas Sunday, December 24, 1950, be named "The 
Methodist Home-Hospital Day" in the Annual Conference calendar of 
special days, and request all the churches to use this day, or a day as near 
this date as possible in support of this work. 

(2) That the presiding Bishop of our Conference reappoint Reverend 
James W. Ailor as Superintendent for the coming year. 

(3) That the presiding Bishop and his Cabinet nominate the directors 
with terms as stated in the Charter, and that these nominations be referred 
to the Board of Hospitals and Homes, and through them to the Conference 
for election. 

(4) That the Conference grant the Board of Directors the privilege 
of presenting to the churches the information needed regarding the budget 
of the institution and the financial needs of the maintenance and building 
programs. 

We nominate Rev. N. H. Melbert to membership on the Board of 
Hospitals and Homes in place of Rev. C. E. McLean deceased. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MOLLYE STEWART, Secretary. E. P. DRAKE, Chairman. 



THE METHODIST HOME-HOSPITAL 

Report to Annual Conference Board of Hospitals and Homes: 

This has been an outstanding year at The Methodist Home-Hospital. 
We have had many developments, and most important of these has been 
the planning for building an adequate building, and for better financing 
of the maintenance of the institution. 

We have had gratifying support during the year from the three par- 
ticipating conferences. The attached tables will show a statistical view of 
the giving to the Maintenance Fund, and to the Building Fund; and of 
the number of patients and babies. 

We are looking forward to one of the most important years The Meth- 
odist Home-Hospital has ever had. We expect to see the early beginning 
of actual construction of the first unit of our new building. The plans 
have been completed by Mr. Roy Johns, Architect, of Monroe, Louisiana, 
and are highly satisfactory. They are not extravagant, but have given 
consideration to our every need. Upon the final completion of this build- 
ing, we will have the best equipped and planned building for this type 
of work that we know of anywhere. 

The first building stage to be completed by the Spring of 1951 will 
contain a complete hospital unit with delivery rooms, wards, nurseries, 



84 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

most of the office space, and one-half of the girl's dormitory, which will 
provide space for twenty-two girls. We expect this unit to cost approxi- 
mately $150,000 and have that amount on hand. 

The second building stage should follow immediately, and this will 
depend upon each church, district, and annual conference paying in full 
its building quotas, and also finding other sources of help. Further, in 
order to equip these buildings, many groups and churches throughuot the 
Conference will be needed to take as special projects the equipping of a 
room, or the contribution of added pieces of equipment. 

We have published a brochure entitled "Building Adequately" which 
you will receive at this conference, and a limited supply is ready for dis- 
tribution in each district. We hope that this booklet, which explains 
the building program in detail, will be carefully used to promote payments 
to the Building Fund, and the taking of special projects to aid in the 
furnishing and equipping of the plant. The Board of Directors wishes 
you to know that they face a heavy responsibility in maintaining the 
operation of this institution from month to month. The expenses incurred 
to maintain its fourway program, as a child caring and child adoption 
agency, and as a maternity hospital and maternity home, require skilled 
services of trained nurses, technicians, social workers, and other personnel; 
this makes imperative a steady month-by-month income to meet the monthly 
expenses. We wish to work toward the goal of a steady income to meet 
this very real situation, knowing that it may take ten years to do so, but 
wishing to make a definite start this coming year. 

We ask your understanding of these circumstances, and your prayers 
and help in achieving such goals. 

We make the following requests to the Board of Hospitals and Homes: 

1. That the Bishop re-appoint Reverend James W. Ailor as Super- 
intendent for the coming year. 

2. That the Bishop and Cabinet nominate the Directors, with terms 
as stated in the Charter, and that these nominations be referred to the 
Board of Hospitals and Homes through them to the Conference for election. 

3. That Christmas Sunday, December 24, 1950, be named as "The 
Methodist Home-Hospital Day" in the Annual Conference calendar of 
special days, and ask all the churches to use the day in support of this 
work. 

4. That the Conference grant the Board of Directors the privilege 
of presenting to the churches the information needed regarding the budget 
of the institution and the financial needs of the maintenance and building 
programs, following the plans used the last several years. We invite you 
all to come to the Methodist Home-Hospital at 815 Washington Avenue, 
to see the babies in the nurseries, and to watch the new building as it is 
erected, and to take pride and joy in the progress that we believe is being 
made in this institution of the Church. In the Name of Christ who loved 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 85 

and blessed little children and who raised up the fallen, we ask your 
interest and prayers in this work of redemption. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. L. JOHNS, President, Board of Directors. 
JAMES W. AILOR, Superintendent. 

1949-50 PATIENT STATISTICAL REPORT 
as of May 29, 1950 

Number of Patients in Home 6-1-49 20 

Number of Patients admitted to date 76 

Total Patients to date 96 

Patients discharged to date 66 

In Home-Hospital 5-22-50 30 

Number Babies in Home 6-1-49 25 

Number Births to date 60 

Total Babies to date 85 

Number Babies leaving with Mother 16 

Number Babies placed in Adoption Homes 31 

Number Babies placed in Foster Care 1 

Number of Deaths to date 

Total Babies discharged to date 48 

In Home-Mospital 5-29-50 37 

Patients Admitted from the States of: 

Louisiana 48 

Mississippi : 33 

From Other States 15 

96 



TOTAL SUMMARY-MAY 1, 1949 TO MAY 30, 1950 

MAINTENANCE FUND 

Special Day Offerings $44,600.54 

Conference Assessments 2,168.68 

Co-operative Fees 2,871.50 

Baby Board 195.00 

Soap Coupons 438.15 

Donations 3,309.62 

Baby Beds (Amount Not Included in Church Offerings) 259.01 

Equipping Rooms in New Building 403.25 

Refund-Social Work Expense 1,070.00 



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Refund— Postage 

Refund— Telephone 

Refund— Housekeeping 



20.00 

172.63 

20.50 



TOTAL $55,528.88 

BUILDING FUND $40,874.41 



TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED $96,403.29 



RECEIPTS-MAINTENANCE 

Conference Askings 

1949-50 

Louisiana $ 20,227.51 

Mississippi _■ 16,509.32 

North Mississippi 11,556.36 



TOTAL $ 48,292.19 

Assessments 

Louisiana $ 5,776.00 

Mississippi 2,000.00 

North Mississippi 850.00 



TOTAL $ 8,626.00 

Building Fund 

Louisiana $109,790.00 

Mississippi 42,967.00 

North Mississippi 38,025.32 



TOTAL 



Received 

6-1-49 to 5-30-50 

$25,649.15 

14,113.08 

4,838.31 

$44,600.54 



TOTAL 



1,300.00 
868.68 



$ 2,168.68 
$46,769.22 

$13,966.53 
15,388.62 
11,519.26 



.$190,782.32 $40,874.41 

GRAND TOTAL $87,643.63 



THE METHODIST HOME-HOSPITAL 
Proposed 1950-51 Maintenance Budget 



I. SALARIES 

1. Administrative 

Superintendent $4,000.00 

Supervisor 3,900.00 

2. Social Workers 

No. 1 2,400.00 

No. 2 ______ 1,200.00 

3. Office 

Secretary No. 1 1,800.00 

Secretary No. 2 1,650.00 

4. Housekeeper 1,200.00 

Salary Janitor 1,500.00 

5. Nursing Staff 

Nurse No. 1 2,250.00 



Nurse No. 2 2,250.00 

Nurse No. 3 1,800.00 

Additional Nursing 2,500.00 

6. Medical Staff 

Pediatrician 312.00 

Externes 300.00 

Dentist 30.00 

Doctors Honorariums 45.00 

II. ADMINISTRATIVE 

OPERATING EXPENSES 

1. Administrative Expense 

Board Meetings 750.00 

Dues, Subscription to 

organizations 50.00 



III. LIVING COSTS 



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2. Office Expense 6. Insurance 200.00 

Office Expense 800.00 7. Rent for Superintend- 

Postage 800.00 ents residence 1,200.00 

Advertising & 8. Misc. expense 600.00 

Publicity 750.00 

Telephone & 

Telegraph 600.00 1. Food-diet ..._ 15,000.00 

Bank Exchange 50.00 Cook 540.00 

3. Transportation 2. Utilities (heat, light, 
Administrative ice, etc.) 2,400.00 

travel 600.00 3. Laundry 

Social Worker travel... 1,000.00 Laundry labor 2,100.00 

Motor Car Exp. (ins).... 550.00 Laundry expense 550.00 



Ambulance, taxi, 

street car 200.00 



Housekeeping 

Expense— Linen, etc. .. 1,200.00 

4. New equipment $ 500.00 5 Recreation L000 00 

5. Medical costs 

Medical-Surgical IV. MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 

supplies ...... 2,000.00 1. Maintenance & 

Drugs 1,500.00 repair 500.00 

X-ray 30.00 

Ward Subsidies 50.00 TOTAL $61,257.00 



STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
January 1, 1950. to April 30, 1950 

BALANCE IN CHECKING ACCOUNT, JANUARY 1, 1950 ......$18,551.14 

RECEIPTS: 

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CONFERENCES: 

Louisiana Conference $ 3,819.35 

Mississippi Conference 5,032.52 

North Mississippi Conference 2,427.21 $11,279.09 

TRANSFER FROM OPERATING 
FUND-PROCEEDS 
OF FIRE LOSS 1,749.35 

TOTAL RECEIPTS 13,028.44 



$31,579.58 



DISBURSEMENTS: 

Repairs to Building— Capitalized $ 542.89 

Expenses Paid on Property— 821 Washington 

Avenue— Capitalized 2,165.50 

Advertising 62 1 .96 

Telephone 23.68 

Board Meeting Expense 112.25 



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Payment to Taylor Caffery of Account 

Travel and Incidentals 36.45 

Payable 9,000.00 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $12,502.73 

BALANCE IN CHECKING ACCOUNT, 

APRIL 30, 1950 $19,076.85 



SUMMARIZED STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS 

AND DISBURSEMENTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED APRIL 30, 1950 

CASH BALANCE-MAY 1, 1949 $ 101.01 

RECEIPTS: 

Patient Care: 

Co-operative Fees $ 3,014.50 

Baby Board 186.00 $ 3,200.50 

Appointments And Special Offerings: 

Louisiana Conference $ 6,624.03 

Mississippi Conference 1,300.00 

North Mississippi Conference 815.31 8,739.34 

Special Day Offerings: 

Louisiana Conference $23,362.16 

Mississippi Conference 10,301.80 

North Mississippi Conference 4,222.39 37,886.35 

Contributions: 

Miscellaneous $ 3,904.58 

Social Work Expense 800.00 4,704.58 

Miscellaneous: 

Travel Expense Refund $ 226.48 

Telephone and Telegraph Refund 160.28 

Cash Over 9.00 

Coupon Bonus 325.90 

Repayment on Loans 284.00 

Building Fund Receipts 1,884.17 

Bank Loans 4,500.17 

Loan From Building Fund 6,000.00 

Withholding Tax Collected 1,234.79 

Transferred From Building Fund .. 341.31 

Old Outstanding Checks Cancelled 103.60 15.069.70 

TOTAL RECEIPTS 69,600.47 

$69,499.46 



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DISBURSEMENTS (Schedule "1") - 63,054.98 

CASH BALANCE-APRIL 30, 1950... $ 6,444.48 



COMPOSITION OF CASH BALANCE: 

Operating Fund $ 4,840.15 

Baby Bed Fund 788.56 

New Equipment Fund 382.00 

Cash on Hand: 

Petty Cash Fund - $ 350.00 

Undeposited Receipts 83.77 433.77 



6,444.48 



CASH DISBURSEMENTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED APRIL 30, 1950 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES: 

Superintendent's Salary . $ 1,800.00 

Supervisor's Salary 1,200.00 

Office Salaries 3,000.00 

Office Supplies 1,389.86 

Postage - 45 1 .0 1 

Advertising 35 .55 

Auditing and Accounting 625.00 

Dues and Subscriptions 244.80 

Board Meeting Expense 679.06 

Traveling 869.08 

Telephone and Telegraph 895.58 

Insurance 253.66 

Exchange and Bank Charges 68.45 

Miscellaneous Expenses . s 347.18 $11,859.23 



DIETARY EXPENSES: 

Food $13,960.24 

Expenses : 715.22 14,675.46 



HOUSEHOLD AND LINEN EXPENSES: 

Salaries . $1,200.00 

Expenses '. 934.69 2,134.69 



LAUNDRY EXPENSES: 

Salaries ..... $ 2,032.00 

Expenses j . 958.03 2,990.03 



HEAT, LIGHT, POWER, ICE AND WATER 2,196.94 



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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS: 

Salaries $ 1,349.55 

Maintenance and Repairs 2,235.80 3,585.35 



MOTOR SERVICE: 

Car Expense and Repairs $ 448.86 

Ambulance and Taxi 170.60 619.46 



(Forwarded) $38,081.16 

CASH DISBURSEMENTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED APRIL 30, 1950 

(Brought Forward $38,061.16 

MEDICAL FEESi 

Pediatrician $ 557.04 

Externe's Salary 225.00 782.04 

NURSING SERVICE: 

Salaries $ 7,704.65 

Uniforms 3.64 7,708.29 



MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES 1,855.65 

DRUGS 1,513.62 

X-RAY 75.00 

CASE WORK AND PLACEMENT: 

Salaries $ 3,727.40 

Expense . 629.17 4,356.57 

MISCELLANEOUS: 

Interest Expense $ 30.19 

Loans— Employees 206.00 

Loans-Girls 47.00 

Transfers to Building Fund 1,783.72 

Payments on Bank Loans 4,742.91 

Withholding Tax Paid 1,270.42 8,080.24 

HOSPITAL EXPENSES: 

New Equipment $ 495.93 

Furniture and Fixtures 126.48 622.41 



TOTAL CASH DISBURSEMENT $63,054.98 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 91 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

OF THE LOUISIANA METHODIST ORPHANAGE 

RUSTON, LOUISIANA 

TO: CONFERENCE BOARD OF HOSPITALS AND HOMES 
LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
IN SESSION AT NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, 
BEGINNING MAY 30, 1950 

The year now ending has been another successful and progressive 
year for the Orphanage and we have been able to meet all obligations 
thanks to the generosity of our churches and people throughout the con- 
ference. 

We have completed one new building, a Recreation Center, made 
possible through the R. J. Wilson Trust Fund. We have just signed a 
contract for the construction of our new Infirmary to cost $25,000.00, this 
building being made possible by Mrs. S. J. Harman of Shreveport. The 
boys' dormitory, damaged by fire, has been completely renovated and all 
of our property is now in good repair. 

We are the beneficiary to the extent of one-half of the entire estate 
of Mr. R. D. Shelley of Natchez, Mississippi, who died April 5, 1950. 
While we do not have an official appraisal of Mr. Shelley's estate, we 
have obtained through the Executor an unofficial estimate of the value, 
which indicates that the Orphanage's part of the property and money 
will total $75,000.00 to $100,000.00, for which we are grateful. When 
the estate has been closed the Board of Directors will determine what 
should be done with this property. 

The Superintendent's Annual Report and the Auditor's Annual Report 
attached hereto, give you more detail information of our operations for 
the past year. 

The Board of Directors requests affirmative action on the Annual 
Conference on the following items: 

1. The election to the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Methodist 
Orphanage for a three-year term, the following members: 

J. H. Mays 
F. B. James 
Tom Connell 
B. C. Taylor 

2. The appointment of the Rev. C. B. White as Superintendent and 
the Rev. R. W. Vaughan as Superintendent-Emeritus. 

3. The observance of the regular Orphanage Days, Easter Sunday 
in the spring and Harvest Day in the fall, which is second Sunday in 
October. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FLOYD B. JAMES, President. 



92 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

ANNUAL REPORT SUPERINTENDENT-ORPHANAGE 
From March 1, 1949, Through February 28, 1950 

To: Mr. Floyd B. James, President, and members of the Board of Directors 
of the Louisiana Methodist Orphanage, in regular session, Tuesday, 
May 9, 1950, Ruston, Louisiana. 

Dear Board Members: 

This is my thirteenth annual report as Superintendent of our Orphan- 
age, and covers the period from March 1, 1949, through February 28, 1950. 

We have had "a good year in this great work, and God has blessed us 
in a wonderful way. Our people have been very generous and kind in 
their support. During the year we have had 152 children in the Home; 
thirty have been placed, or positions secured for them. Of this number 
one graduated from college and four from high school. We have sixty-five 
in our own school on the campus through the sixth grade, nineteen in 
junior high school, eighteen in high school and seven in college. The 
enrollment of the Home averages about 120. Demands upon us are not 
as great as in former years, which is due to the work being done by the 
state through the Department of Public Welfare, and also through several 
new homes for children which have been built by the Catholic Church 
and private sources. 

One new building, the Recreation Center, was realized during the 
year. This is a beautiful and adequate building for the social and recrea- 
tional activities of our children. This badly needed building was made 
possible through the R. J. Wilson Trust Fund, and is a Memorial to Mr. 
Wilson. The building and furnishings cost approximately $17,000.00. 

The contract was recently let to the L. E. Fisher Construction Com- 
pany, for the construction of our infirmary. This building is being made 
possible by Mrs. S. J. Harman of Shreveport and will be a memorial to 
the late S. J. Harman of Shreveport. Mrs. Harman is contributing $25,000.00 
toward the building, which will be the total cost. The building will be 
furnished by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ritchie of Ruston. Mr. Ritchie is one 
of our Board Members. 

During the year we had the misfortune of a fire in one of the boys' 
buildings. The Whited-Miller Cottage suffered considerable damage, but 
the insurance collected was sufficient to make all necessary repairs and 
refurnish the building. 

All our buildings are in splendid condition. Some repairs have been 
made on all our buildings, and a few improvements have been made 
throughout the place. A sufficient amount of insurance is carried on all 
the buildings and all premiums are paid to date. 

Many people have visited the Home during the year. The general 
interest in this great work is splendid and the interest seems to be growing. 
Many of our churches take great pride in the increased offerings they 
make over that of the former year. We are looking forward to a big day 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 93 

on the second Sunday in June when we will have our second Annual Home 
Coming Day in the Home. 

We have right to be proud of the fine work of the Home. The many 
children who have passed this way rise up to call us blessed. The re- 
sponse of our individual children is good and highly gratifying. The 
religious life of our children is most jealously guarded and guided, as well 
as that of their public education. The care and attention they receive 
physically, morally, mentally and spiritually provide the best. 

Our financial condition is shown in the Audit Report, which is at- 
tached hereto: 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. WHITE, Superintendent, Louisiana Methodist Orphanage. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

Folio 
FOREWORD AND COMMENT 1 

Balance Sheet, Febuary 28, 1950 5 

Operating Fund Cash 6 

Plant Assets 7 

Building Fund Assets 8 

Other Special Funds 9 

Statement of Surplus 11 

Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements 

for the year ended February 28, 1950 12 

Expenses Paid 13 

Comparative Summary of Operating Fund 
Cash Revenues and Expenses for the 
Fiscal Periods ended in the years 
1946 to 1950 14 

EXHIBIT D Cash Receipts and Disbursements 

Building Funds for the year 
ended February 28, 1950 15 

EXHIBIT E Insurance in Force February 28, 1950 17 

Board of Directors 
Louisiana Methodist Orphanage 
Ruston, Louisiana 
Gentlemen: 

We have audited the records of the Louisiana Methodist Orphanage 
for the year ended February 28, 1950, and submit our report consisting 
of the statements listed in the Table of Contents and the following com- 
ments: 



IIBIT A 
Schedule A-1 
Schedule A-2 
Schedule A-3 
Schedule A-4 
Schedule A-5 


IIBIT B 




Schedule 


B-l 


IIBIT C 





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COMMENTS 
CASH 

The Petty Cash Fund and all cash in banks were verified. 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE-EMPLOYEES 

The amounts due from employees at February 28, 1950, are com- 
pared below with the balances owed a year ago. 

Balance Balance 

2-28-50 2-28-49 

Teab Clemens $270.50 $375.50 

Alonzo Wafer 420.08 579.08 



$690.58 $954.58 



BONDS 

Bonds and other securities of all funds controlled by the Orphanage 
have been examined. Those purchased are carried at cost. Those con- 
tributed are carried at issue price with the exception of stocks in the Kil- 
gore Fund for which values at January 10, 1950, were used. 

Folio 2 

PLANT ASSETS 

The General Property Account was increased by the following 
charges: 

Water Line . $1,572.76 

Other Property Improvements 402.27 

Two Refrigerators 618.95 

Electric Ice Cream Freezer 174.30 



$2,768.28 






Certain additional expenditures were made on the Chapel Building, 
the New Girls' Dormitory and Furniture for each. 

To February 28, 1950, $11,334.55 had been spent on a recreation 
building, which was being constructed with money from the R. J. Wilson 
Trust Fund. 

Two power mowers costing $594.77 were added to the miscellaneous 
equipment. 

Depreciation has not been provided. 

BUILDING FUNDS 

In addition to a description of the assets remaining in each building 
fund, we have included' in the report a statement of receipts and disburse- 
ments for the Regular Building Fund, the New Building Fund, the T. L. 



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James, Jr., Memorial Fund and The R. J. Wilson Trust Fund. As the 
purpose of the New Building Fund has been accomplished, we recom- 
mend that it be closed into the Operating Fund. 

The R. J. Wilson Trust Fund Cash has been received from a perpetual 
trust fund established by Mr. R. J. Wilson of Shreveport, Louisiana. The 
trust agreement provides that all income of the trust fund remaining after 
payment of $1,600 per year to other beneficiaries is to be paid to the 
First Methodist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana, to be used for the benefit 
of the Orphanage. The income received by the Orphanage, which 
amounted to $3,109.34 in the past fiscal year, has been accumulated in a 
separate fund which is at present being used to build a recreation building. 

OTHER SPECIAL FUNDS 

Assets of other special funds are described in Schedule A-4. The 
Investment Account in the First National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana, and a 
lot of $12,000.00 of U. S. Bonds are participated in by various funds. 

Folio 3 

The railroad stocks and bonds owned by the. Sexton Fund are carried 
at cost. 

The Ellen McGill Sullivan Memorial Fund is being contributed for a 
specific purpose as yet not designated by the donor. 

As indicated by its title, the Child Consultant Fund was contributed 
toward the purpose of employment of a social worker for the children. 

The Kilgore Fund, consisting of cash and stocks received from the 
Estate of Miss Mary E. Kilgore is to be used for some suitable memorial. 
We have been informed that an office building for the Orphanage may 
be constructed with this fund. The stocks in this fund are shown at the 
value January 10, 1950, the approximate date of their receipt by the 
Orphanage. 

LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS 

No accounts payable appear in the Balance Sheet as the Superin- 
tendent, according to his usual practice, paid all current bills before closing 
the books. 

The Reserve for Fire Damage Repairs represents the unexpended 
balance of insurance received for a fire in one of the boys' dormitories. 
The Superintendent has informed us that it is believed that when com- 
pleted, the total cost of the repairs will be substantially less than the 
$19,907.99 insurance settlement. 

An analysis of Surplus is included in our report. 
CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

We have shown details of cash receipts and disbursements of the 
Operating Fund for the current year and also a statement comparing the 



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cash revenues and expenses for the last five fiscal periods, which included 
four full years and one five-month period. 

In drawing his monthly salary, the Superintendent evidently misin- 
terpreted the minutes authorizing an increase of $100.00 per month in 
his salary, effective November 1, 1949. He paid himself the additional 
$100.00 salary for the month of October, 1949. Disposition of this appar- 
ent overpayment is being left to the discretion of the Board of Directors. 
INSURANCE 

A description of insurance in force February 28, 1950, is given in 
Exhibit E. 



Folio 4 
SCOPE OF WORK 

All recorded cash receipts were traced to the banks. 

All available statements and invoices covering disbursements were 
examined. Disbursements from Petty Cash and cash allowances to chil- 
dren were not supported by receipts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COX AND FRAZER 
W. O. WEBB, C. P. A. 

Folio 5 

EXHIBIT A 

ASSETS 

OPERATING FUND 

Cash (Schedule A-l) $ 22,149.94 

Accounts Receivable— Employees 690.58 

U. S. Bonds, Series G-Emergency Fund 40,000.00 



TOTAL OPERATING FUND ASSETS $ 62,840.52 

PLANT ASSETS (Schedule A-2) 327,196.73 

BUILDING FUNDS (Schedule A-3) 

Regular Building Fund-Cash $19,097.31 

New Building Fund: 

Cash $ 398.31 

U. S. Bonds 1,296.00 1,694,31 



R. J. Wilson Trust Fund-Cash 1,739.38 22,531.00 



OTHER SPECIAL FUNDS ((Schedule A-4) 

Cash $31,631.30 



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U. S. Bonds 12,000.00 

Railroad Stocks and Bonds 7,225.20 

Other Stocks 5,785.93 56,642.43 



TOTAL ASSETS $469,210.68 



LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS 

CURRENT LIABILITIES 

Employees' Income Tax ..... $ 354.20 

RESERVE FOR FIRE-DAMAGE REPAIRS . 19,097.31 

SURPLUS (Schedule A-5) 449,759.17 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS $469,210.68 



OPERATING FUND CASH 
FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

Petty Cash $ 50.00 

First National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana: 

Superintendent's Account 3,311.28 

Treasurer's Account 16,289.26 

Part of Investment Account 2,499.40 

$22,149.94 



Folio 7 

SCHEDULE A-2 

PLANT ASSETS 

FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

General Property— Land, Buildings, Furniture and Fixtures 

and Farm Equipment $188,967.82 

Chapel Building 31,592.00 

Chapel Furniture and Fixtures 467.78 

New Girls' Dormitory ■_ 73,954.97 

Furniture and Fixtures— New Girls' Dormitory . 8,295.18 

Recreation Building (Under Construction) 11,334.55 

Dental Equipment 450.00 

Camera 74.00 

Motion Picture Projector 515.49 

Three Power Mowers ..? 1,013.92 



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New Laundry Equipment 1,656.98 

Farm Truck 1,244.16 

Tractor 2,550.51 

Auto 2,244.00 

School Bus 2,835.37 

$327,196.73 



Folio 8 

SCHEDULE A-3 

BUILDING FUND ASSETS 

FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

REGULAR BUTLDING FUND 

Cash-First National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana $19,097.31 

NEW BUILDING FUND 

Cash— Part of Investment Account— First 

National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana $ 398.31 

U. S. Bonds-Series G 1,000.00 

U. S. Bonds-Series F .. 296.00 1,694.31 

R. J. WILSON TRUST FUND* 

Cash-First National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana.... $6,739.38 

Less Cash owed to Sexton and Bromwell Funds 5,000.00 1,739.38 



$22,531.00 
*See text of report for further information with regard to R. J. Wilson 
Trust Fund. 

Folio 9 

SCHEDULE A-4 

OTHER SPECIAL FUNDS 

FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

SEXTON FUND 

Cash— Part of Investment Account, First 

National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana $ 269.48 

Cash due from R. J. Wilson Trust Fund 4.000.00 

U. S. Bonds-Series G-Part of $12,000.00 1,700.00 

Stock— First Federal Savings & Loan Assn., 

Shreveport, Louisiana-20 Shares 2,000.00 

Stocks & Bonds 4V2% Conv, Income Bonds— Series A 

Bonds-Series A $1,864.00 

5% Preferred Stock, Series A 

$100.00 Par Value 24 Shares 



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No-Par Common Stock ... ... 38 shares 6,725.20 

Stocks & Bonds of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & 
Pacific Railroad: 

Bonds-Series B $91.03 

5% Preferred Stock, Series A $100.00 

Par Value-Voting Trust Cert. 5.07 Shares 500.00 



$15,194.68 



BROWNELL FUND 

Cash— Part of Investment Account, First National Bank, 

Ruston, Louisiana $ 698.96 

Cash due from R. J. Wilson Trust Fund 1,000.00 

U. S. Bonds-Series G-Part of $12,000.00 10,300.00 



$11,998.96 



ELLEN McGILL SULLIVAN MEMORIAL FUND 

Cash-First National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana $15,400.00 



CHILD CONSULTANT FUND 

Cash-First National Bank, Ruston, Louisiana $ 1,000.00 



TOTAL CARRIED FORWARD $43,593.64 

Folio 10 

SCHEDULE 4-A 

OTHER SPECIAL FUNDS 

FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

TOTAL BROUGHT FORWARD $43,593.64 



KILGORE FUND 

Cash— Part of Investment Account, First National 

Bank, Ruston, Louisiana $ 4,276.63 

Cash— Savings Account— First Federal Savings & 

Loan Association— Shreveport, Louisiana 4,986.23 

Stock— General Electric Company— No-Par Common— 

22 Shares 946.00 



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Stock— Republic Steel Corporation— 

No-Par Common-39 Shares 955.50 

Stock-Investor's Mutual, Inc-162.311 Shares 1,884.43 



$13,048.79 
GRAND TOTAL $55,642.43 



SUMMARY OF ASSETS 

Cash $31,631.30 

U. S. Bonds 12,000.00 

Railroad Stocks & Bonds 7,225.20 

Other Stocks 5,785.93 



$56,642.43 



Folio 11 

SCHEDULE A-5 

STATEMENT OF SURPLUS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

BALANCE, BEGINNING OF YEAR $421,733.95 

CREDITS 

Income added to Special Funds $ 486.00 

Contribution to Special Funds: 

Ellen McGill Sullivan Memorial Fund. 2,500.00 

Child Consultant Fund 1,000.00 

Kilgore Fund - 13,048.79 

Income from R. J. Wilson Trust Fund 3,109.34 

Excess of Cash Revenues over Cash Ex- 
penses-Operating Fund (Exhibit C) 7,881.90 28,025.22 



BALANCE, END OF YEAR $449,759.17 



Folio 12 

EXHIBIT B 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28,1950 

CASH ON HAND, BEGINNING OF YEAR $15,735.27 

RECEIPTS 

Contributions ..„ $108,425.06 



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Income from Farm and Dairy 

Income from Emergency Fund Investments— 

Oil Royalties 

Social Security Benefits for Children 

Rent Income 

Transfer from Regular Building Fund 

Transfer from T. L. James, Jr., 

Memorial Fund 

Collection on Employes' 

Accounts Receivable 

Refund on Chapel Building 

Employees' Income Tax Deducted in Excess 

of Amounts Remitted during year 

TOTAL RECEIPTS 



82.01 
1,000.00 
29.14 
453.28 
15.00 
14.17 

1,254.06 

264.00 
405.76 

83.20 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Expenses (Schedule B-l) $102,123.40 

Water Line and Property Improvements 1,975.03 



Two Power Mowers 

Two Refrigerators 

Electric Ice Cream Freezer 

Pictures & Furniture for Chapel — 
Furniture for New Girls' Dormitory 



594.77 

618.95 

174.30 

80.35 

44.21 



112,025.68 
$127,760.95 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 



CASH ON HAND, END OF YEAR .. 



105,611.01 



.$ 22,149.94 



Folio 13 

SCHEDULE B-l 

EXPENSES PAID 

YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 

ADMINISTRATION 

Salaries— Superintendent J 

Salaries— Office 

Auto Expense 

Traveling 

Auditing 

Printing and Office Expense 

Telephone 

Bank Service Charges & 

Exchange 

Miscellaneous 



1950 



5,300.00 

1,800.00 

1,542.85 

788.50 

359.30 

2,250.79 

677.21 

126.95 
113.64 



$ 12,959.24 



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CARE OF CHILDREN 
Household: 

Salaries $19,147.85 

Supplies and Expense 6,557.16 

Fuel Gas 2,705.95 

Laundry & Boiler Room 

Supplies 1,551.33 $29,962.29 

Clothing 4,312.48 

Food: 

Purchases $13,910.12 

Farm & Dairy Salaries 4,644.00 

Farm & Dairy Expense 1,895.60 

Stock Feed 5,608.83 

Truck & Tractor Expense _ 1,595.59 27,654.14 

Health Expense: 

Hospitalization & Drugs- 1,204.54 

Education: 

Salaries $ 4,650.00 

Supplies 1,099.72 

School Bus Expense 863.65 

Cash 1,716.36 8,329.73 

Recreation: 

Supplies $ 202.80 

Cash for Children 3,209.09 3,411.89 74,875.07 



PLANT MAINTENANCE 

Repairs $ 9,420.54 

Insurance 4,868.55 14,289.09 



TOTAL $102,123.40 



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Folio 15 

EXHIBIT D 

CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
BUILDING FUND 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

REGULAR BUILDING FUND 

CASH ON HAND, BEGINNING OF YEAR $ 14.17 

RECEIPTS 

Fire Insurance received on 

Boys' Dormitory 19,907.99 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Old Balance transferred to 

Operating Fund $ 14.17 

Fire-Damage Repairs 810.68 824.85 



CASH ON HAND, END OF YEAR $19,097.31 



NEW BUILDING FUND 

CASH ON HAND, BEGINNING OF YEAR $2,017.60 

RECEIPTS 

Interest on Bonds 25.00 

$2,042.60 
DISBURSEMENTS 

Repayment to T. L. James, Jr., Memorial Fund for 

Expenditures on Chapel Building 1,644.29 



CASH ON HAND, END OF YEAR $ 398.31 



Folio 16 

EXHIBIT D 

CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

BUILDING FUND 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

T. L. JAMES, JR., MEMORIAL FUND 

CASH ON HAND, BEGINNING YEAR $ 7,279.79 

RECEIPTS 

Repayment from Building Fund for 

Expenditures on Chapel Building 1,644.29 

$ 8,942.08 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 105 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Payments on New Girls' Dormitory $4,805.36 

Furniture & Fixtures for New Dormitory 2,882.66 

Transferred to Operating Fund 1,254.06 



CASH ON HAND, END OF YEAR $ .00 



R. J. WILSON TRUST FUND 

CASH ON HAND, END OF YEAR $ 9,964.59 

RECEIPTS 

Income from R. J. Wilson Trust $3,109.34 

Borrowed from Sexton and Brownell Funds ...... 5,000.00 8,109.34 



$18,073.93 
DISBURSEMENTS 

Payments on Construction of 

Recreation Building 11,334.55 

CASH ON HAND, END OF YEAR $ 6,739.38 



Folio 17 

EXHIBIT E 

INSURANCE IN FORCE 

FEBRUARY 28, 1950 

Building and Contents: 

Fire and Extended 
Coverage 

Building Contents 

Main Building $74,000.00 $ 8,000.00 

Milk and Dairy Room Building 1,000.00 3,000.00 

Laundry and Boiler House 14,000.00 7,000.00 

Private Storage Garage Building 750.00 150.00 

New School Bus Garage 1,200.00 

Manual Training & Work Shop Building 1,500.00 200.00 

Potato Warehouse & Slaughter House .... 4,000.00 1,000.00 

Tool and Implement Shed 500.00 

Mule Barn 3,000.00 500.00 

Calf Barn 2,500.00 

Dairy and Feed Barn 3,000.00 300.00 

Hay and Stock Barn 7,000.00 800.00 

"L. M. O." Boys' Dormitory 30,000.00 3,000.00 

"Whited-Miller" Boys' Dormitory 30,000.00 3,000.00 

"Harman" Boys' Dormitory 30,000.00 3,000.00 






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"James" Girls' Dormitory 60,500.00 5,000.00 

Chapel Building 40,000.00 

Recreation Building 20,000.00 

Farm Manager's Dwelling 7,000.00 

Superintendent's Dwelling 15,000.00 2,750.00 

Farm Machinery, Implements 

Maximum 
Coverage 
Farm Machinery, Implements and Tools 

Fire & Ext. Coverage *$ 1,000.00 

Boiler-Accident 10,000.00 

Superintendent-Position Fidelity Bond 10,000.00 

Treasurer-Position Fidelity Bond 10,000.00 

Secretary-Position Fidelity Bond 10,000.00 

Employees— Workmen's Compensation 

Personal Injury Statutory 

*Exclusive of Autos, Trucks and Tractors. 



Folio 18 

EXHIBIT E 

INSURANCE IN FORCE 

FEBRUARY 28, 1950 



Autos and Trucks: 

1945 Ford School Bus 



1937 Ford \Vz Ton Truck 



Tractor 

1947 Ford Pickup 



1947 Buick Sedan 



1940 Mercury Sedan 
(Owned by 
Superintendent) 

* Actual Cash Value. 



Coverage 

Personal Injury $25/50,000.00 

Property Damage 5,000.00 

Medical Payments 250.00 

Fire and Theft 2,000.00 

Collision-$50.00 Ded. 2,000.00 

Personal Injury 25/50,000.00 

Property Damage 5,000,00 

Fire and Theft 200.00 

Fire and Theft 800.00 

Personal Injury 10/20,000.00 

Property Damage 5,000.00 

Fire and Theft *A. C. V. 

Collision-$50.00 Ded A.* C. V. 

Personal Injury 25/50,000.00 

Property Damage 5,000.00 

Comprehensive A. C. V. 

Collision-$50.00 Ded. . A. C. V. 

Personal Injury 25/50,000.00 

Property Damage 5,000.00 

Comprehensive A. C. V. 



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INTER-BOARD AND SPECIAL DAYS COMMITTEES 

Section 1 

We recommend the creation of an Interboard Council in the Louisiana 
Annual Conference composed quadrennially of the following: The resident 
Bishop, the District Superintendents, the Conference President of the 
Woman's Society of Christian Service; The Conference Lay Leader, the 
Executive Secretary of the Board of Education, the Conference Secretary 
of Evangelism, the Conference Missionary Secretary, the President of 
Centenary College, and the chairman of the following Boards, Commissions, 
and Committees: 

BOARDS: Bible, Conference Claimants, Education, Evangelism, Hos- 
pitals and Homes, Ministerial Training, Missions and Church Extensions, 
and Temperance. 

COMMISSIONS: Christian Vocations, Student Centers, Towns and 
Country, and World Service and Finance. 

COMMITTEES: Publishing, and World Peace. 

The duties of the Interboard Council shall be to correlate the work 
of the several Boards, Commissions, and agencies of the Annual Confer- 
ence wherever needed, and to prepare a Calendar of Special Days and 
Events. 



Section 2 

We, the Interboard Committee, recommend to the Louisiana Annual 
Conference that five (5) special offerings be taken in each local church, 
in addition to those authorized by the General Conference, namely: two 
(2) for the Louisiana Methodist Orphanage, one (1) for the Methodist Home 
Hospital, one (1) for the Week of Dedication, and one (1) for Ministerial 
Training on "Ministerial Education-Centenary College Day." The others 
to be included in local church budgets, where desirable, but with proper 
education emphasis of these causes on designated days. 

BENTLEY SLOANE. 



COMMITTEE ON GROUP LIFE INSURANCE, Report No. 1 
Financial Statement 

Cash on hand June 4th., 1949 $ 338.32 

Receipts: 

Premiums Paid $ 9,027.65 

Refund by Company 3,175.90 

Cancelled Insurance 115.54 



TOTAL RECEIPTS $12,239.09 

TOTAL CASH ON HAND .. $12,577.41 



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Disbursements: 

To Insurance Company 9,922.28 

Repayment to Sustentation Acct. 670.00 

Refunds 162.00 

Printing cards & postage 10.71 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS.. 9,765.00 

CASH ON HAND 2,812.41 12,577.41 



Ruston, Louisiana 
May 22nd, 1950 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

(Signed) 

R. W. VAUGHAN, Treasurer. 



During the Conference year 1940-50 $6,000 in claims has been paid, 
If there are no further claims by the end of the insurance year the refund 
will amount to $1,172.65. 

The rates for the three categories are as follows: 

Minister's Part Church's Part 

$1,000 (Those making less than $1,000) 8.40 9.36 

$2,000 (Those making less than $3,000) ....... 16.80 18.72 

$3,000 (Those making $3,000 or more) 25.20 28.08 

While the rate for the minister is constant, due to the limit he is 
allowed to contribute by law, the rate for the church varies from year 
to year. There has been a slight reduction in the rate for the local church 
for the coming year. 

The retired minister will be given a coverage of $1,000. The rate 
being $16.59. The premium will be paid by the Conference out of the 
Group Life Insurance reserve fund. 

We urge the members of the Conference to mail their premium along 
with that of the church to Rev. R. W. Vaughan, the Conference Treasurer, 
as soon after the close of the Conference as possible, since the total pre- 
mium is due not later than July 15, 1950. Brother Vaughan has been 
named by the Committee as its duly constituted Treasurer. All monies and 
questions relating to our Insurance Program are to be directed to him. 
Following the adjournment of the conference, he will again send out from 
his office notices to both members of the Conference and their respective 
churches the amount due by each for the coming year. 

We would remind those whose salaries are affected by additional sums 
over that of last year and who thus move from one category to the other 
to make application for additional coverage to which they are entitled. 

The Committee strongly urges that all members of the Conference, 
especially the younger men coming into its membership, and others who 
are eligible, who have not yet participated in this Group Life Insurance 



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Program to do so this year. If the younger men will participate it will 
serve to further reduce the prevailing rates. 

CARL F. LUEG, Chairman, 

Group Life Insurance Committee 

a. a. Mcknight 
j. l. turner 

R. L. COOKE 

J. W. MATTHEWS 

HAROLD RIGGS 



INSURANCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 2 

Your insurance committee's function is to provide the best possible 
service for you at all times. 

In line with this, it has examined proposals for group hospital benefits 
submitted by four major insurance organizations. After weighing all the 
factors it has selected the plan submitted by the Lincoln National Life 
Insurance Company. The benefits are as follows: 

$7.00 per day for hospital room and board, expenses up to a limit 
of 31 days for each entry (this is not the limit for the year but for each 
entry. You may go as many times during the year for 31 days as is neces- 
sary. 

In addition to this, an allowance of up to $105.00 is provided for 
incidental hospital expense (that is, any charge that the hospital makes 
other than the charge for room and board). This is not scheduled; this 
entire allowance may be used for medicines, X-rays, operating room ex- 
pense, etc. 

Also, surgical benefits are provided on a schedule of $5 to $150 for 
centain operations. Example: appendectomy, $100; tonsilectomy, $30. 

There is absolutely no waiting period for benefits. The only exception 
to this is the maternity benefit for dependents. There is a nine months 
waiting period after the dependent is covered before maternity benefits 
begin; then full maternity benefits are paid. 

The coverage is the same for the minister's dependents as for the 
minister. Dependents are classified as your wife and all unmarried children, 
age 10 days to 19 years. The cost of the plan is broken down into three 
brackets as follows: 

Single minister, $15.94 per year of which $7.97 would be paid by 
the minister and $7.97 by the church. 

Minister with wife and no children, $50.54 per year, $25.27 paid by 
the minister and $25.27 paid by the church. 

Minister with wife and one or more children, $72.56 per year; $36.28 
paid by the minister and $36.28 by his church. 



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Marlin W. Drake, Jr., the company representative, is on hand with 
booklets and solicitation cards and if the committee report is adopted, the 
cards will be passed out to the assembly immediately after adoption. Your 
committee respectfully urges the adoption of this report. 

CARL F. LUEG, Chairman. 



BOARD OF LAY ACTIVITIES 

To Bishop Martin and Members of the Louisiana Annual Conference: 

The laymen are being drawn into greater service through the Advance 
for Christ and His Church, they realize the vital need for a greater Chris- 
tian endeavor, not only on the Sabbath, but each day of the week. 

The interest and observance of Laymen's Day, February 27, was 
greater than ever before. The observance of Laymen's Day is rapidly 
becoming a more recognized and essential day in our Church. 

Dedication Week, culminating in Dedication Day, was a rich expe- 
rience for many who rededicated their lives to the service of our great 
church. 

During the next quadrennium there will be many ways in which 
Laymen may assist in their church program and we wish to recommend 
the following: 

(1) A Stewardship Committee in every charge to effectively dem- 
onstrate Christian Stewardship because this is Where and When 
true Christianity is found. The following Stewardship goals are 
suggested: 

(a) Accept and seriously strive to achieve every goal set by the 
Advance. 

(b) Seek a minimum of 75% attendance of membership at every 
public worship. 

(c) Se%k to increase regular contributors to World Service, Be- 
nevolences and Current Expenses. Less than 50% of our 
membership are now contributing. 

(d) Support the Board of Conference Claimants. 

(2) Christian fellowship, a basic friendliness and communion which 
should characterize the Christian Church. There was never a 
greater need for fellowship and understanding. The Laymen can 
be most helpful in this. 

(3) Personal Evangelism. A rich experience has been obtained by 
many laymen in the visitation evangelism program. 

(4) Lay speaking or preaching. There is a definite need for a greater 
participation by the layman in this activity. This does not apply 
only to present members, but all new members as well. 

(5) Circulation of Christian literature. Subscriptions to the Methodist 
Layman, World Outlook, Louisiana Christian Advocate, The 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 111 

Upper Room, The Christian Advocate, should be seriously en- 
couraged. It is the responsibility of all to see to it that the very 
best church school literature be made available to the children, 
youths and adults. 

(6) Support the total program of Christian education by training for 
teaching in the church school, furnishing leadership for the 
Methodist Youth Fellowship. 

(7) The Renevolences. Every Methodist should recognize his re- 
sponsibility to World Service. The laymen cannot confine their 
effort to the local church. This is a world-wide program. 
Through such giving the suffering of many is relieved and made 
to realize more the teaching of our Creator. 

(8) Adequate support of the ministry. Laymen must see to it that 
ministers in every local church are adequately supported. To 
do so will not only place the minister in expected sphere of the 
community, but will also influence others to join the ministry. 
As a further inducement, retirement benefits should also be 
provided. 

(9) Sound finance in the local church. Any church must have a 
sound and sufficient budget if they are to effectively carry out 
the program of the church. A real love for God and his Church 
is clearly revealed in this program if we are to see God's Kingdom 
built. 

(10) Attendance upon Worship Services. This is almost a must and 
should be a volunteer service of every layman. By our example 
are we judged. There are altogether too many laymen letting 
other activities interfere with their church obligations. No church 
is achieving its fullest spiritual goals where large numbers of its 
membership absent themselves from its worship services. 

(11) Men's Work. Every church should have an active Methodist 
Men's organization. We are pleased with the increased interest 
in this organization. Here a very definite Christian fellowship 
can be motivated followed by increased interest in the total pro- 
gram of the church. 

(12) Christianizing Personal and Community life. An active church 
in any area will reduce activities of the destructive forces. It 
is, therefore, essential that a church be provided and supported 
wherever a need is found. The Laymen can take the lead in 
such endeavor. It would be helpful if laymen would fill the need 
in communities where they have no minister. 

(13) A Methodist Student Center in connection with every College. 
Here is a program where laymen can fill a very important need. 
Some progress has been made, but we yet have plenty of work 
to do in this endeavor. These centers fill a definite need for 
our young people while at college by giving them a place of 
clean, wholesome entertainment and Christian guidance by a 



112 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

trained leader. Let us increase our efforts in this most worth- 
while undertaking. 

(14) Every Layman to assume a serious personal desire for a total 
membership participation in the program of the church. Here 
we have a rich experience for ourselves and those we win to 
this participation. 

(15) To carry on effectively, the program of our church, every item 
of the budget should be met as scheduled. We laymen have a 
definite responsibility in seeing to it that this phase is met, rather 
than to allow many items to wait until just before our annual 
conference. We hope that every member will appoint himself 
an ambassador to keep the budget current with all obligations 
as they become due. 

(16) We are now entering a new phase of the Advance "Our Church; 
Our Ministry;" during period of October, 1950, through June, 
1951. We need to know more about our church and our min- 
istry to be more effective in our Christian endeavor. 

Respectively submitted, 

I. C. STRICKLAND, Chairman 
Report Committee: 

HOWARD L. DAUGHENBAUGH 
DR. A. E. STANTON 
REV. H. A. GIBBS 



THE COMMISSION ON MINIMUM SALARY 

In accordance with provisions of paragraph 806 of the 1948 Discipline 
of The Methodist Church, we your commission on Minimum Salary wish- 
to make the following recommendations: 

1. We recommend that every effective preacher in full connection, 
on trial, and all supplies who have given two years of acceptable service to 
the annual conference be assessed an amount equal to 1% of his cash 
salary. 

2. We recommend that each minister present this plan before his 
Board of Stewards or his Official Board, and ask it to accept an amount 
equal to the minister's assessment. 

3. We recommend that the minimum salary including expense allot- 
ment or married ministers be $2,400.00 and that of single ministers 
$1,800.00. 

4. We recommend that no minister receive more than $500.00 from 
this fund in order to bring his salary up to the minimum fixed by the 
Annual Conference. 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 113 

5. We recommend that all members of the Annual Conference and 
those on trial along with all supplies who have given two years of accept- 
able service to the Annual Conference share in the minimum salary fund. 

6. We recommend that no minister who fails to pay the required 1% 
into the Sustentation Fund shall share in this fund. 

7 We recommend that no minister who is not giving full time to 
the work of the church share in this fund, provided that a minister who 
is in charge of a church and attending school be counted as giving full 
time. 

8. We recommend that no minister participate in this fund whose 
charge reduces the salary below that paid the previous year, unless approved 
by the Conference Commission on Minimum Salary. 

9. We recommend that the district Superintendents certify to the 
Conference Commission on Minimum Salary the ministers to share in the 
distribution along with the amounts each is to receive as soon as feasible 
after Annual Conference. 

10. We recommend that the minimum Salary Fund paid by both 
pastor and the church be reported in the statistical blank for sustentation 
or minimum salary. 

11. We recommend that all money be sent to the Conference Treas- 
urer, Dr. Robert W. Vaughan, Ruston, Louisiana. 

12. We recommend that the amount paid by each Church and each 
minister be published in the Conference Journal. 

JACK COOKE, Secretary. W. D. BODDIE, Chairman. 



BOARD OF MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION, REPORT NO 1 

Church Extension Appropriations 

Alexandria District: 

Melville $300.00 

Sieper 200.00 

Opelousas 300.00 

Weaver Parsonage 50.00 

Glenmora 50.00 

Baton Rouge District: 

Live Oak $400.00 

Wesley Chapel 300.00 

Lake Charles District: 

Weeks $200.00 

Estherwood 50.00 

Crowley, New Church 250.00 

West Lake 



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Monroe District: 

McGuire Parsonage $500.00 

Columbia Heights 50.00 

Hebert 50.00 

Vidalia Parsonage 150.00 

Floyd 50.00 

Campbell's Chapel 50.00 

Pioneer 50.00 

New Orleans District: 

Kenner $300.00 

Lake Vista 500.00 

Ruston District: 

Shongaloo $100.00 

Salem 100.00 

Chatham Parsonage 200.00 

White Hall 100.00 

Ruston, New Church 500.00 

Shreveport District: 

Grand Cane Parsonage $200.00 

R. R. BRANTON, Secretary. LUMAN DOUGLAS, Chairman. 



BOARD OF MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION, REPORT.NO. 2 
MISSIONS SECTION 

The Louisiana Annual Conference Board of Missions and Church 
Extension submit the following report: 

It is most encouraging to note that there are many new and worth- 
while missionary projects being promoted throughout the Conference. We 
wish to express our appreciation to the District Superintendents, pastors, 
laymen and laywomen for their alertness to new missionary opportunities. 
In many communities new churches are being organized. In some places 
abandoned churches are being re-established and in other places churches 
are taking on new life and new interest. We rejoice to see a new interest 
in rural areas. The request for missionary aid exceeds the amount avail- 
able for appropriation. 

The Board commends the fine' response to the ADVANCE and urges 
a continuation to a successful completion of the Advance program. During 
the past year we feel that missionary interest has been greatly increased 
by personal contacts of missionaries in camps, assemblies, missionary insti- 
tutes and local groups. 

Following the suggestion of the General Board of Missions and Church 
Extension, we urge all churches to send World Service funds to the Con- 
ference Treasurer monthly. 

We commend the Rev. B. A. Galloway, our Conference Missionary 
Secretary for his untiring efforts in the cultivation and promotion of mis- 



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115 



sions in our Conference during the past year. We recommend the appoint- 
ment of Rev. B. A. Galloway to be Conference Missionary Secretary. 

We nominate, as a lay member, T. H. Arnold, to fill a vacancy on the 
Board. 

The Treasurer's report is attached hereto and is submitted without 
reading, if there is no objection. 

The Missionary appropriations for the year 1950-51 are as follows: 



Alexandria District: 

Ball $450 

White's Chapel 300 

Winnfield Circuit 300 

Melder 300 

Weaver 300 

Wesley 300 

Baton Rouge District: 

Winbourne Ave. 

Deerford 

Slaughter 

St. Helena 

Angie 



$500 

300 

300 

325 

300 

Walker . 300 

Fisher 300 

Magnolia 300 

Lake Charles District: 

Oberlin $300 

Hornbeck 300 

Kinder 150 

Wesley (Crowley) 900 

Monroe District: 

Brownsville $400 



McGuire (New) 640 

Boeuf River 100 

Vidalia 400 

Olla 400 

Trail's End 100 

Grayson 350 

Lapine 150 

Gibson's Chapel 150 

New Orleans District: 

Kenner $600 

Elysian Fields 600 

Lake Vista 480 

Morgan City 300 

Houma Heights 120 

Point a la Hache 100 

Pearl River 300 

Lacombe-St. Tammany 300 

Ruston District: 

Ruston (new Church) $1,200 

Shreveport District: 

North Highlands $1,200 

Trinity 600 

Oil City 300 

Blanchard 300 



Total $15,315.00 



IRA W. FLOWERS, Secretary. 



KARL TOOKE, Chairman. 



BOARD OF MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION, REPORT NO. 3 



Since the spiritual life, liberality, and effecient activity of our churches 
depend on no small degree upon the missionary spirit and world vision 
among the people, it is imperative that missionary information be widely 
disseminated through our congregations. This can best be accomplished 
by placing the official general missionary organ of Methodism, WORLD 
OUTLOOK, in the homes of all our people. The already large circulation 
of this periodical is confined almost exclusively to our woman's organiza- 
tion, and this leaves thousands of homes without any missionary cultivation 
of any kind. 



116 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That we undertake during the month of 
November each year to secure an increase in the circulation of WORLD 
OUTLOOK in the Conference, that our pastors and our churches be urged 
to co-operate in this movement, and that efforts to this end be correlated 
with the similar work of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. 

Be It Further Resolved, That this promotion and cultivation be chan- 
neled through the offices of the Conference Missionary Secretary and the 
District Missionary Secretaries. 

IRA W. FLOWERS, Secretary. KARL TOOKE, Chairman. 



LOUISIANA CONFERENCE BOARD OF MISSIONS AND CHURCH 
EXTENSION TREASURER'S REPORT 

Receipts and Disbursements for the Conference Year 1949-1950 

MISSIONS SECTION 

RECEIPTS: 

Balance from previous year $ 1,927.73 

From Conference Treasurer 16,214.00 

Interest on Babington Fund - 30.00 

From B. A. Galloway, Refund 11.62 

From the General Board, Advance Funds 530.25 $18,713.60 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Appropriations $15,215.67 

Advance Funds Disbursed 430.25 

Expenses (List Attached) 588.94 16,235.86 

May 30, 1950, Credit Balance in Bank * 2,477.74 

CHURCH EXTENSION SECTION 

RECEIPTS: 

Balance from previous year $ 1,178.03 

From Conference Treasurer 7,370.00 

From General Board, Advance Funds 2,223.90 $10,771.93 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Appropriations (List Attached) $ 7,950.00 

Advance Funds Disbursed 1,904.40 

Expenses 25.47 $ 9,857.87 

May 30, 1950, Credit Balance in Bank * 892.06 

*This Credit Balance of $892.06 includes Advance Funds of $319.50. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
W. D. DAVIS, Treasurer 



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THE PUBLISHING COMMITTEE 

The Publishing Committee submits the following Report and Recom- 
mendations: 

(1.) That F. G. Phillips, Plain Dealing, Louisiana, be approved as 
Managing Editor of THE LOUISIANA METHODIST with full respon- 
sibility for the publication. 

(2.) That the domicile of the LOUISIANA METHODIST be changed 
from Pineville, Louisiana, to Shreveport. 

(3.) That THE LOUISIANA METHODIST be granted $50.00 per 
month to subsidize the publication for the balance of the calendar year 
1950, to be paid out of funds on hand. 

(4.) That we commend highly the independent editorial efforts of 
Rev. Jolly B. Harper, Rev. Virgil Morris, and Rev. Ralph Cain for bringing 
THE LOUISIANA METHODIST to a total of more than 6,000 subscrip- 
tions, indicating a widespread desire among our people for a Conference 
organ. 

(5.) That we accept THE LOUISIANA METHODIST from the orig- 
inal owners and editors at no cost to the Conference. 

(6.) That THE LOUISIANA METHODIST become the official 
organ of the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

(7.) That, beginning January 1, 1951, THE LOUISIANA METH- 
ODIST become a semi-monthly, eight (8) page news and promotional 
publication. 

(8.) That $100 per month (Total of $1,200) be approved from funds 
already on hand to subsidize the publication for the calendar year, 1951, 
with the understanding that the Conference will not be obligated for 
further subsidization or obligation for THE LOUISIANA METHODIST. 

(9.) That a subscription campaign be undertaken in December, or 
as near thereto as possible, to raise a minimum of 10,000 subscriptions at 
the rates of: $1.50 per year for individuals and $1.00 where every family 
subscribes or the church budget subscribes for every family. 

(10.) That subscriptions be accepted for the balance of the Calendar 
year, 1950, at the rate of 50c for individual subscribers and 25c for every 
family subscription. 

(11.) That we invite the Board of Education, other Boards, Com- 
mittees, and Agencies to study THE LOUISIANA METHODIST as a 
possible means of satisfying their need for publicity and promotion and to 
co-operate in the publication. 

(12.) That a definite reporting system be inaugurated at once in each 
District with a minimum of two reporters for each and preferably a reporter 
for each sub-district ministerial group. 

Respectfully submitted, 
VIRGIL MORRIS 
HENRY RICKEY 
MINNS R. ROBERTSON 



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RESOLUTIONS-REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE 

Omitting all formal language and making apologies for all oversights, 
we hereby express great appreciation for the following things and people, 
and equal gratitude for items and persons equally deserving that may 
have been omitted. 

Dr. H. L. Johns and his preachers deserve highest praise for prepara- 
tions for the conference session. 

We salute, with hearty thanks, Dr. B. C. Taylor and his people of 
Rayne Memorial who, through every possible courtesy, entertained the 
conference. Each rivaled the other in fine conduct. 

Our own Bishop and Mrs. Martin, in addition to much besides, became 
for us a living link of glowing light to India, her people, her affairs, and 
her breath-taking future. Bishop Franklin of the Mississippi Area made 
us happy with his great message and high fellowship. 

We rejoice in the classes of young men who, in a great service, as- 
sumed the vows of the orders of Deacon and Elder. 

We were highly honored and blessed by the presence of a number 
of our superannuate brethren. God's best blessings upon them always. 

We welcome the efforts initiated for a more effectively trained min- 
istry and for the increasing and deserved provision for our superannuates. 

We rejoice in Mr. Robert P. Lay whose very name makes him our 
Conference Lay Leader. We wish for him a great and constructive 
administration. 

Special thanks to the Inter-Board Committee for balancing and corre- 
lating the various interests and accents of our conference operations. 

Thanks to the local press for friendly publicity concerning our session. 

Thanks to Mayor Morrison for inviting the Bishop and his cabinet to a 
luncheon. 

And, thanks too, to Mr. Vance Greenslit, President of the Greyhound 
Bus Lines, and a member of Carrollton Avenue Church, for providing the 
use of his buses for the tour of the Methodist Churches of New Orleans. 

We greet with growing and abounding interest our Student Work and 
all the progress made in this expanding field. And along with these, we 
would mention our Executive Secretary, Bentley Sloane, and the achieve- 
ments in this field. President Mickle and Centenary College move into 
larger places in our hearts. 

Brother White, with our children at Ruston, continues to deserve our 
prayers and liberal support. May they continue to have it. 

The Author of the Book of Hebrews was not the only one whose time 
failed him in trying to name everyone deserving commendation. 



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Our blessings upon every individual and group who in any wise 
helped to make this session of our Louisiana Conference the Magnificent 
success and inspiration that it has been. 

Signed by Committee, 

D. B. RAULINS, Chairman 



RESOLUTION, GREATER CENTENARY COLLEGE CAMPAIGN 

WHEREAS, there remains an unpaid balance of approximately $72,000 
of the $200,000 which the churches of the Louisiana Conference agreed 
to contribute to the GREATER CENTENARY COLLEGE CAMPAIGN 
and 

WHEREAS, The authorities of Centenary College proceeded with the 
expansion program on the assumption that the amounts accepted by the 
churches of the Louisiana Conference would be paid in full, and 

WHEREAS, Centenary College found it necessary to borrow an amount 
equal to the unpaid balance of approximately $72,000 

THEREFORE, Be It Resolved, That 

1. We recognize the fact that the unpaid balance of approxi- 
mately $72,000 is a moral and financial obligation which we 
cannot afford to ignore. 

2. We request Bishop Paul E. Martin and his Cabinet to take 
whatever steps may be necessary to insure raising and paying 
of this unpaid balance. 

3. We recommend that the unpaid quotas of the various churches 
be restudied, and that readjustments be made wherever this 
seems advisable. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BOARD OF EDUCATION, 

GUY M. HICKS, Chairman 

JAMES T. HARRIS, Secretary 



RESOULTION, LAKE CHARLES STUDENT CENTER 

The members of the Board of Trustees for the Methodist Student 
Center of Lake Charles, elected at the 1949 session of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, having caused a charter to be drawn, and having executed 
same, and said charter having been duly recorded in the charter records of 
Calcasieu Parish, La., and a copy having been filed in the office of the 
Secretary of State of Louisiana, all in accordance with law, and said charter 
having been approved by the District Superintendent of the Lake Charles 



120 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

District, and having been submitted to and approved by the Board of 
Education of the Louisiana Annual Conference, 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference in regular 
session assembled in New Orleans, Louisiana, on this 31st day of May, 
1950, that the said charter is hereby approved and ratified. 

Submitted by Board of Education, 

GUY M. HICKS, Chairman 
J. T. HARRIS, Secretary 



RESOLUTION, LAFAYETTE STUDENT CENTER 



In order to conform with the action of the 1948 session of the Lou- 
isiana Conference certain amendments have been prepared to the Charter 
of the Methodist Student Center of Lafayette, Louisiana, which are in 
accordance with law, and said amendments having been approved by the 
District Superintendent of the Lake Charles District, and having been 
submitted to and approved by the Board of Education of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference, said amendments being now submitted to the Louisiana 
Annual Conference, the prior approval of which is requisite under the 
provisions of the Charter, 

Resolved by the Louisiana Annual Conference in regular session as- 
sembled at New Orleans, Louisiana, on this May 31, 1950, that said 
amendments are hereby approved. 

Submitted by Board of Education, 

GUY M. HICKS, Chairman 
J. T. HARRIS, Secretary 



RESOLUTION, "MINISTERIAL EDUCATION-CENTENARY 
COLLEGE DAY" 



Be It Resolved, That a "Ministerial Education-Centenary College Day" 
be established on the regular calendar of the Louisiana Annual Conference 
and that such day be observed on the Sunday preceding Thanksgiving. 

Be It Further Resolved, That on "Ministerial Education-Centenary 
College Day" the attention of our people be called to the requirements 
and the demands of Theological education for our candidates to the ministry 
and the responsibility of the Church to encourage them in securing this 
proper training. 

Be It Further Resolved, That on "Ministerial Education-Centenary 
College Day" an offering shall be taken in our Churches, the proceeds 
of which shall be divided equally between the Board of Ministerial Training 



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for the establishment of a scholarship fund to help candidates for the min- 
istry in their theological training and Centenary College. 

Special Committee, 

A. M. SEREX, Chairman 

BENTLEY SLOANE, Secretary 

GUY M. HICKS 

H. L. JOHNS 

J. C. STRICKLAND 

J. J. MICKLE 

RESOLUTION, SCHOOLS OF THEOLOGY 

Be It Resolved, That the Louisiana Annual Conference go on record 
as approving; first, the present effort of the Methodist Church to acquaint 
its membership more widely with the purpose and program of our ten 
schools of theology; and, second, the effort to make more adequate provision 
for the support and maintenance of these ten schools of theology which 
train our ministry. 

We recommend, further, that the General Conference of the Methodist 
Church of 1952 take definite action toward this end. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON STUDENT & 
CHURCH CENTERS 

The Commission on Student and Church Centers wish to report con- 
tinued progress in the Student Centers of our colleges. 

This is the first year that S. L. I., N. J. C. have had a year's use of 
their new buildings. McNeese has completed its building and it is now 
being used. • 

The value of these student centers and property are: 

L. S. U $120,000 

McNeese 15,000 

N. J. C 12,000 

S. L. I. 12,000 

S. E.-property 6,500 

Student Center Buildings are planned at Southeastern and Tulane- 
Newcomb. 

A building at Northwestern has been completed by the college and 
houses all the religious organizations on the campus. , 

The Alexandria District has furnished the Wesley Foundation at N. 
W. C. and the rooms used in common with other religious groups, with 
the amount of about $2,000.00. 



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This year we received from the Commission on World Service & 
Finance the amount of $5,776.00. With the added amount of $204.66 
from last year we made the following appropriations. 

L. S. U. $2,000.00 

S. L. I. 1,700.00 

N. J. C. 380.00 

McNeese 800.00 

Southeastern and Tulane-Newcomb will receive equal shares of the 
amount left, with the exception of $120.00 reserve fund. 

We deeply appreciate the interest in each district where buildings 
have been erected. The sacrifice of individuals has been most inspiring. 
GEORGE PEARCE, JR., Secretary. D. W. POOLE, Chairman. 



STATISTICIAN'S CONDENSED REPORT 

Statistical Report (Table I) 



I. MEMBERSHIP 

1. Infants presented for Baptism by Parents or 

Guardians 1,953 

2. All others Baptized: Children, Youth, Adults 1,887 

3. Preparatory Members (Including Baptized Children) 5,403 

4. Total full Members reported last year— Active and 

Inactive 102,922 

5. Received from Preparatory Membership & Profession 

of Faith j. 3,082 

6. Received from Other Denominations 1,061 

7. Received by Transfer and Reinstated 5,858 

8. Removed by Death 683 

9. Removed to Other Denominations 565 

10. Removed by Transfer and Otherwise 5,832 

11. Total full Members-Active 83,404 

12. Total full Members-Inactive 22,439 

13. Total full Members-Active and Inactive 105,843 

14. Total Local Preachers 101 

II. CHURCH SCHOOL 

15. Number of Church Schools on Charges 422 

16. Officers and Teachers . 5,280 

17. Nursery Home Members 4,267 

18. Children (Not included in Nursery Home Members) 17,734 

19. Youth Division (12-23 Years) 10,650 

20. Adult Home Members 4,554 

21. Adults (Not included in Home Members) 21,531 

22. Total Church School Membership 64,016 

23. Total Church School Membership (included in line 22).. 60,532 

24. Average Attendance at Sunday School 30.909 

25. Average Attendance, Additional Meetings— Children 2,316 



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26. Average Attendance, Additional Meetings— Youth 3,572 

27. Average Attendance, Additional Meetings— Adults 2,576 

28. Methodist Pupils and Constituents in Vocation 

Church Schools : 11,393 

29. Methodist Pupils and Constituents in Weekday 

Church Schools 507 

30. Pupils Joining the Church on Profession of Faith 1,849 

31. Are all Lesson Materials Used approved by the 

Methodist Church No 

Churches answering— Yes 395 

Churches answering— No 6 

32. Church School Offering for World Service and 

Conference Benevolences $21,126 

III. WOMAN'S SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE 

33. Number of Societies 272 

34. Membership (Including Wesleyan Service Guild) 13,000 

35. Amount Paid for Local Work 107,685 

36. Number of Subscribers to Christian advocate 3,750 

IV. PROPERTY 

37. Number of Preaching Places 450 

38. Estimated Value of Church Bldge., Euipment and Land -$10,551,145 

39. Estimated Value of Parsonages, Furniture, and Land.— 1,837,800 

40. Estimated Value of Other Property (Including Cash, 

Bonds, etc.) 993,482 

41. Indebt. on Bldgs., Euipment, Parsonages, and 

Current Expenses 588,818 

Treasurer's Report (Table II) 

V. EXPENDITURES FOR LOCAL CHURCH 

42. Paid on Principal of old Indebtedness 120,548 

43. Cash paid out for Building and Improvements 1,416,635 

44. Paid other Current Expenses and Incidentals 567,708 

45. Paid for Church School Administrations, Supplies, etc.__ 124,520 

VI. MINISTERIAL SUPPORT 

46. Salary estimated, Ministers and Associate 

Minister 708,599 

47. Salaries Paid 

(a) Pastor 686,702 

(b) Associate Pastor 28,070 

(c) Total paid Pastor and Associate Pastor 714,772 

48. District Superintendent Fund— Apportioned 68,981 

(a) District Superintendents Paid 67,881 

49. Episcopal Fund— Apportioned 11,587 

(a) Episcopal Fund Paid 11,574 

50. Conference Claimant Fund— Apportioned 83,016 

(a) Conference Claimant Paid 84,804 



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51. Minimum Salary Fund— Apportioned 6,417 

(a) Minimum Salary Paid 11,238 

VII. CONNECTIONAL FUNDS 

52. General Administration Fund 2,642 

53. Jurisdictional Administration Fund 2,037 

54. Annual Conference Fund 9,781 

VIII. WORLD SERVICE AND CONFERENCE BENEVOLENCES 

55. World Service and Conference Benevolences 

Apportioned 128,194 

(a) World Service and Conference Bene. Accepted 128,463 

(b) World Service and Conference Bene. Paid 128,938 

56. Special Gifts to World Service 5,950 

57. Advance Fund (For Christ and His Church) 60,534 

58. Week of Dedication 10,240 

59. Fellowship of Suffering, and Overseas Relief 5,237 

60. Group Insurance 6,885 

61. Methodist Student Day 806 

62. Church School Rally Day 1,986 

63. Methodist Youth Fund : 4,871 

64. Race Relation Sunday 2,036 

65. W. S. C. S. (Including W. S. G.) Cash sent to Dist. 

and Conf. Treas. 94,555 

66. Wesley Foundation • 13,966 

67. Golden Cross 9,779 

68. The Methodist Home Hospital 28,265 

69. Orphanage 103,176 

70. Schools and Colleges 21,165 

71. District and City Missions 24,804 

72. District Work 7,497 

73. Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation 5,212 

74. All other Benevolences 12,180 

75. Grand total 3,682,222 

IX. OTHER FACTS 

76. Number of Districts 7 

77. Number of Pastoral Charges 251 

78. Number of Preaching Places 450 

79. Educational Statistics: Number of Schools 1 

80. Orphanage Statistics: Number of Orphanages 1 

81. District Parsonages 

(a) Number 7 

(b) Value $ 130,000 

(c) Indebtedness None 

(d) Insurance 88,000 

J. E. HEARN, Statistician 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 125 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TEMPERANCE 
Section I Moral and Civic Foundation 

1. We ask the appointment of Rev. W. Earl Hotalen as Director of 
the Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation. We urge the pastors 
to open their pulpits to the Rev. Hotalen. 

2. We ask the churches to give adequate financial support to the 
Foundation, including it in their budget, and paying it quarterly 
or monthly. 

3. We ask the Conference to give hearty co-operation to the forma- 
tion of parish units of the Foundation and to the mass meetings 
in June or July. 

Section II Legislation 

1. We urge the passage of Senate Bill 212 which would restore the 
law reuiring Alcohol Education in the public schools. 

2. We endorse Senate Bill 6 which would take hard liquor out of 
grocery stores. 

3. We endorse Senate Bill 333 changing the Local Option law so that 
beer can be voted out and enabling a parish to vote as a unit 
for this local option. 

4. We urge a state-wide law giving protection to schools, libraries, 
and churches against places where alcohol is sold. 

5. Copies of these resolutions shall be sent to Lt. Governor Dodd 
and the Senate and to Clerk Laycock, and the House, to be printed 
in their respective journals. 

Section III Conference Projects 

1. We will continue the high school student essay contest this coming 
year with the subject, "Liquor Advertising." 

2. The Conference Board will install a highway poster board in each 
district with a professional poster showing the evils of alcohol. 
We ask that organizations in the local churches study this sample 
board and put them all over the State as local projects. 

3. We urge every pastor to observe Commitment Day with a sermon 
and the pledge signing. 

We ask every Methodist to restudy the Methodist position on alcohol 
which is total abstinence and to commit himself to work actively for the 
suppression of the evils of alcohol. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY A. RICKEY, Chairman 
F. C. COLLINS, Secretary 



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128 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

List of Securities Held By 

The National Bank of Commerce in New Orleans 

For Account of 

Board of Trustees, Louisiana Annual Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South— Custodian 

As of May 31, 1950 

$999.56 The N. B. C. in N. O. Dep. C/D No. 160 dtd. 10/23/43 ccv. 
Stovall Properties, Inc. 5% 1st Mtge. Serial Gold Bds. Class "B" dtd. 
9/1/31 due 9/1/41 S M & S 1 NOT PAYING. 

Certified Copy of act of sale by Civil Sheriff, Parish of Orleans to 
Leon Lavedon, dated 9/8/1887. 

Miscellaneous papers & Correspondence. Removed from Safety De- 
posit Box No. 1676 in The National Bank of Commerce in N. O. 

Four Erlanger Theatre Bldg. 1st Mtge. & L/H Ser. Gold 7% Bds. 
dtd. 4/1/27 due 4/1/37 No. 87/90 inc. for $1,000 each bearing end. 
of $41.47 paid thereon. 

During the year we have made the following changes in the invested 
funds of our Board: we sold $1,400.00 of our Cities Service bonds and 
remitted the money to The Missouri Corporation in accordance with the 
requirement of the Discipline. 

J. HENRY BOWDON, President 



TOWN AND COUNTRY COMMISSION 

We of the Town and Country Commission wish to express our appre- 
ciation for all interest shown by the various departments of the Church in 
the Rural Rural Church and the Rural Field. 

We wish to commend the Board of Education and The Woman's 
Society of Christian Service for the interest they have shown in the Rural 
Church. 

We wish to express appreciation to the many laymen over the Lou- 
isiana Conference, who, living in the Rural Communities, have been most 
loyal to the small Church and have blessed it with their presence and gifts. 

It was a pleasure to the Town and Country Commission to have had 
Dr. Rockwell Smith of Garrett University bring a most inspiring and helpful 
address to the Town and Country Commission and the members of the 
Pastor's school in Shreveport last August. 

We urge the District Superintendents to plan for the National Method- 
ist Town and Country Conference to be held in Sioux City, Iowa, July 
21-23, 1951. We hope there will be one Rural Pastor from each district 
to attend this meeting. 

We also recommend the Louisiana and Mississippi Rural Workers 
Conference to be held in Biloxi, Miss., July 31-Aug. 5 of this year. Rural 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 129 

Pastors, Laymen and Laywomen are invited to this conference. Brother 
Jolly B. Harper is the dean of this school. 

We recommend the continued observance of Rural Life Sunday. This 
is a day in which special emphasis can be given to the blessings God has 
given us in the Countryside. It is a day in which the City Church as 
well as the Rural Church should build a special worship service in appre- 
ciation of the wonders of nature and to remember that "the earth is the 
Lord's and the fullness thereof." 

Finally, let us remember that Louisiana is basically a Rural Conference. 
The majority of our people have a Rural background. We need to 
strengthen the Rural Church. By so doing we strengthen Methodism in 
Louisiana. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. KRUMNOW, Chairman 
C. W. QUAID, Secretary 



COMMISSION ON WORLD SERVICE AND FINANCE, 
REPORT NO. 1 

The Commission on World Service and Finance submits the following 
for your consideration and adoption as Report No. 1: 

ENDORSEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: 

We your Commission on World Service and Finance recommend that 
the Seashore Methodist Assembly authorities be granted permission to 
raise through individual and group subscriptions such funds as they feel 
adequate to carry out the responsibilities of the Louisiana Conference 
toward the Assembly Grounds. 

We further recommend that the Superintendent of the Methodist 
Home-Hospital be granted the privilege of presenting the maintenance 
budget of the Methodist Home-Hospital to each church of the Annual 
Conference with a suggested amount needed from that church to meet 
the budget; with the suggestion that said amount be included in the budget 
of the local church for the maintenance of the Methodist Home-Hospital. 

The Commission further recommends that Christmas Sunday, Decem- 
ber 24, 1950, be designated as Methodist Home-Hospital Sunday and that 
the offering for maintenance be received on that day unless otherwise 
planned by the local church. Every effort is to be made to collect all 
unpaid amounts due the Building Fund during the conference year. 

It is recommended that the Louisiana Annual Conference give endorse- 
ment to the Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation and that Brother W. 
Earl Hotalen, the State Director, be given every moral and financial support 
and every opportunity to prevent the claims of the Foundation to our 
congregations. 



130 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

The Commission recommends the following resolution for your adop- 
tion: 

Be It Resolved, That the Louisiana Annual Conference grant per- 
mission to the pastoral charges to pay an amount not to exceed $600.00 
as a "Pastor's Expense Account," in accordance with paragraph 180, Sectidn 
3 of the 1948 Discipline. The attention of the Conference is also hereby 
called to the fact that this enabling act was passed by the General Con- 
ference primarily for the purpose of relieving circuit pastors of undue 
hardship caused by excessive traveling required to cover the extended 
territory of such charges. 

Therefore, the Annual Conference urges that all charges, in so far 
as it is possible, include all compensation for pastoral support as salary 
assessed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. M. FREEMAN 

W. K. BENGTSON, Secretary 

Supplement Report No. 1 

We your Commission recommend that $200.00 be paid the Commission 
of "Town and Country Work," out of surplus World Service Funds of 
1949-1950, for their anticipated needs of the Conference year, 1950-51. 
The percentage payable to the Board of Conference Claimants for the 
next conference year is set at 13% of cash salary or salaries of the pastor 
or pastors who are serving in the Louisiana Conference. The percentage 
payable to the Commission on Minimum Salary is fixed at 1% of the 
cash salary or salaries of the pastor or pastors who are serving in the 
Louisiana Conference. This is understood to be an item of personal 
obligation to the pastors. Where possible congregations are urged to 
assume a like amount. 

Report No. 2 

The Commission on World Service and Finance submits the following 
for your consideration and adoption as report No. 2: 

First— That all Commissions and Boards receiving funds through the 
Commission of World Service and Finance, be requested to submit a 
financial statement at the end of each conference year, together with 
plans, programs and the askings of said Board or Commission for the 
ensuing year; that these reports and requests be in the hands of the 
Secretary of the World Service and Finance Commission twenty-four hours 
before the opening date of the Annual Conference. 

Second— We recommend that the "Annual Conference Administration 
Fund" be $10,000 and that it include the following: 

Treasurer's Salary $ 3,600.00 

Rental of Office Equipment 300.00 

Office Expense and Supplies 750.00 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 131 

Statistical Secretary 150.00 

Editor of Conference Annual (Honorarium) 200.00 

Conference Annual (for printing, wrapping, and mailing 

2,000 copies, including editors' expenses 2,350.00 

Camp Brewer (care and maintenance) 1,500.00 

Annual Conference Entertainment 500.00 

Commission on Ministerial Training 400.00 

Miscellaneous 250.00 



TOTAL $10,000.00 

Third— We recommend that this amount of $10,000 be apportioned 
to the several districts and charges of the Conference on the same basis 
as the benevolent claims and we urge ministers and district Superintendents 
to promote the payment of this claim. 

Fourth— That the salary and expenses of the Conference Treasurer, 
together with such other obligations as may fall due before sufficient 
amounts are realized from this appointment to meet these obligations 
be paid from benevolent receipts. 

Fifth— We recommend that the amount used from the benevolences in 
this manner be repaid from "Annual Conference Administration Fund" 
as soon as receipts for this fund be sufficient to make this repayment. 

Sixth— We recommend that the Conference Treasurer be directed to 
pay each District Superintendent one-twelfth of his annual salary on the 
last day of each month of service and that the treasurer is hereby empow- 
ered to borrow the funds that may be necessary to make such payment 
possible, said amount to be repaid from the "District Superintendent Fund" 
as soon as receipts for this Fund are sufficient to make this repayment. 

Seventh— We recommend that the Secretary of the Conference also 
be the editor of Conference Journal. 

Eighth— We recommend that Dr. Robert H. Vaughan be elected the 
Conference Treasurer, with the Rev. J. E. Hearn, Assistant. We designate 
the First National Bank, Ruston, La., as the depository. 

Ninth— The Treasurer's books were audited by the firm of A. B. Myatt 
Company, C. P. A., and a copy of the audit is attached herewith. 

Tenth— We recommend that the Conference accept the bid of the 
Drake Company of Shreveport, La., for the printing of 2,000 copies of 
the Conference Journal $2,350 total. 

Eleventh— We recommend that the percentage for payment to the 
"District Superintendent Fund" be set at 10% of the cash salary on salaries 
of the pastor or pastors who are serving in the Louisiana Annual Conference, 
that out of this fund the Conference Treasurer be authorized to pay each 
District Superintendent an annual salary of $7,000.00 and an expense 
account to be paid by the Conference Treasurer in an amount up to $125.00 
per month at the end of each month or up to $375.00 per quarter at the 
end of each quarter. 



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Twelfth— The percentage for the "Episcopal Fund" is an amount 
equal to 1% of the cash salary or salaries of the pastor or pastors who are 
serving in the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

The assessed percentages based on the salary or salaries of the pastor 
or pastors serving the Louisiana Annual Conference during the year, 1950- 
51, will be as follows: 

District Superintendent Fund , 10 % 

Episcopal Fund 1% % 

Conference Claimant Fund 13 % 

Minimum Salary Fund 1 % 

We recommend that the District Superintendents call this disciplinary 
requirement to the attention of the first Quarterly Conference of the 
Churches affected, see 1948 Discipline paragraphs 1624, Section 1 and 
1630, Section 1, and paragraphs 763 and 803. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. M. FREEMAN 

W. H. BENGTSON, Secretary 



Report No. 3 

We make the following apportionments to the several districts for 
"General and Conference Benevolences." 

Alexandria District 11.2% $ 13,888.00 

Baton Rouge District 15.4% 19,096.00 

Lake Charles District 15.4 % 19,096.00 

Monroe District 14.7% 18,228.00 

New Orleans District 13.9% 17,236.00 

Ruston District 12.4% 15,376.00 

Shreveport District 17.07c 21,080.00 



TOTAL $124,000.00 

The Louisiana Conference has been given an apportionment of 
$2,736.00 for the "General Administration Fund." This amount is appor- 
tioned to the several districts as follows: 

Alexandria District 11.2% $ 306.32 

Baton Rouge District 15.4% 421.34 

Lake Charles District 15.4% 421.34 

Monroe District 14.7% 402.19 

New Orleans District 13.9% 380.30 

Ruston District 12.4% 339.26 

Shreveport District 17.0% 465.14 



TOTAL $2,736.00 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 133 

The "Annual Conference Administration Fund" of $10,000 is appor- 
tioned to the several districts, as follows: 

Alexandria District 11.2% $1,120.00 

Baton Rouge District 15.4% 1,540.00 

Lake Charles District 15.1% 1,540.00 

Monroe District 14.7% 1,470.00 

New Orleans District 13.9% 1.390.00 

Ruston District 12.4% 1,240.00 

Shreveport District 17.0% 1,700.00 

We, your Commission on World Service and Finance, recommend 
that the Louisiana Annual Conference accept the sum $124,000.00 as its 
Benevolent Acceptance for General and Conference work for the year, 
1950-1951, and that the same be allocated on a ratio of 41.77% for General 
Work and 58.23% for Conference Work. The allotments are as follows: 

General Work $51,800.00 

Conference Work 72,200.00 

The allotments for Conference Work are as follows: 
A. Board of Education: 

1. Administration 25.4% $18,338.00 

2. Student Work 8. % 5,776.00 

3. Centenary College 15. % 10,830.00 

4. Annuity Bonds 0.6% 433.20 



TOTAL $35,378.00 

B. Board of Missions and Church Extensions: 

1. Missions 22.0% 15,884.00 

2. Church Extension 10.0% 7,220.00 

C. Com. on Student Centers 8.5% 6,137.00 

D. Methodist Home Hospital 8.0% 5,776.00 

E. Board of Lay Activities 1.0% 722.00 

F. Board of Temperance 1.0% 722.00 

G. Board of Evangelism .5% 361.00 



- TOTAL $35,822.00 

GRAND TOTAL CONF. WORK 72,200.00 

TOTAL $10,000.00 

The Conference has also been given an apportionment of $1,800.00 
for the "Jurisdictional Conference Budget." 

It is apportioned to the several districts, as follows: 

Alexandria District 11.2% $ 201.60 

Baton Rouge District 15.4% 277.20 

Lake Charles District 15.4% 277.20 

Monroe District 14.7% 264.60 

New Orleans District 13.9% 250.20 

Ruston District 12.4% 223.20 

Shreveport District 17.0% 306.00 



TOTAL $ 1,800.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. M. FREEMAN 

W. H. BENGTSON, Secretary 



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CONFERENCE TREASURER'S REPORT 

For the Conference Year, From June 4th, 1949, to 

June 1st, 1950 



OFFICE ACCOUNT 

Cash on hand, 

Repairs on Machines -.$200.00 $2,293.45 $2,512.54 
June 4th, 1949 

Receipts: 

Conference Adm. Fund $9,988.67 

World Service 750.00 

Conf. Journals Sold 23.71 

TOTAL CASH 

IN HAND ____ 
Disbursements : 

Conf. Treasurer's Salary: 

J. E. Hearn, Asst... 3,300.00 

Conference Journal: 

Mailing and 

Printing 2,293.45 

Editor 

Honorarium $200.00 

Expenses 19.09 219.09 2,512.54 

Camp Brewer 2,000.00 

Commission on 

Minist. Training __ 600.00 

Conference 

entertainment 500.00 

Office Expenses: 

Supplies 224.48 

Postage 150.00 

Repairs on Mach... 42.67 417.15 

Rental, Office and 

Equipment 300.00 

Bank Exchange 244.76 

Statistician 150.00 

Audit Treasurer's 

Books 125.00 

Com. on World Service 

and Finance: 

Expenses, Interim 

Meeting . 64.38 

Com on Hospitals 

and Homes 50.00 

Ins. Premium, Asst. 

Treasurer 28.50 

Treasurer's Bond 25.00 

Archives Bank 

Box rent 6.00 

TOTAL EXPENDI- 
TURES 

BALANCE CASH 
ON HAND .... 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT 



455.99 



$10,772.38 



$11,218.37 



10,323.33 

895.04 11,218.37 



Receipts: 

Bishops 

Conference 

Claimants .. 

Dist. Supts.: 

Churches ____ 
Borrowed from 
Bank 

TOTAL 

RECEIPTS 
Disbursements : 

Bishops, to Gen. 

Treasurer „ 
Conf. Claimants, 

to Judge .... 



$11,679.34 
83,963.91 
$68,209.53 

2,350.00 $70,559.53 



11,679.34 
83,963.91 



$166,202.78 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 135 



Dist. Supts.: 

Salaries ____..$49,000.00 



Expenses 

Bank Note .. 
Interest 


10,500.00 $59,500.00 

2,350.00 

19.45 2,369.45 61,869.45 


70,559.53 




BAL. 
CASH 
ON 
HAND 


8,690.08 


166.202.78 






$15,224.85 
12,992.15 




MINIMUM SALARY FUND 

Cash on Hand, June 4th, 1949 

Receipts: 

Preachers and Churches $12,252.15 

Repayment from Group Insurance 670.00 




TOTAL CASH TN HAND 


8,990.00 
19,157.00 


$28,147.00 


Disbursements: 






Balance Cash on 


Hand 


28,147.00 



ADMINISTRATION FUND 
Receipts from Charges: 

Conference Administration $9,998.67 

General Conference Administration _ 2,654.58 

Jurisdictional Conference 2,038.56 

TOTAL CASH IN HAND $14,691.81 

Disbursements 

Office Account 9,998.67 

General Treasurer 2,654.58 

Jurisdictional Treasurer 2,038.56 14,691.81 



WORLD SERVICE 

Receipts from Charges: 

General $116,814.88 

4th Sunday ______ 12,405.40 



TOTAL 

CASH IN 

HAND ____ $129,220.0& 

Disbursements: 

Gen. Treasurer.. 53,980.51 

Conference 

Benevolences: 

Board of 

Education: 

Adm. $18,920.40 

Cent. Col... 11,173.46 

Stu Work.. 5,959.18 

An. Bonds 446.94 $36,499.98 



Board of 
Missions and 
Church Ext.: 

Missions .. 16,387.75 

Ch. Ext. .. 7,448.98 21,836.73 



Com. on Stu. 

Centers 6,331.63 

Meth Mem. 

Home 5,959.18 

Board of Lay 

Activities 744.90 

Board of 

Temperance .... 744.90 

Board of 

Evangelism ______ 372.45 74,489.77 



Office Account .. 750.00 75,239.77 



TOTAL EX- 
PENDI- 
TURES .... $129,220.28 



136 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

SPECIAL WORLD SERVICE 

Received from Charges $63,730.94 

Disbursements to General Treasurer: 

Advance for Christ $48,401.97 

Week of Dedication 9,228.85 

Fellowship of Suffering 3,096.95 

Missionary to India, by Amite Church 1,500.00 

Overseas Relief 1,480.52 

Indian Mission 22.65 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 63,730.94 



SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL ITEMS 

Receipts from Charges $16,636.25 

Disbursements : 

To Centenary Col., Greater Centenary Col.____ $6,367.31 

Board of Education of the Meth. Church: 

Meth. Youth Fund, one-half $2,473.31 

Race Relations 1,958.83 

Student Day 806.27 $5,238.41 



Meth. Youth Fund, one-half, to 

Treasurer of W.S.C.S. 2,473.31 

Rally Day, to Treasurer of Board 

of Education 1,995.20 

Wesley Foundation, to College 

Student Centers 293.77 

S.M.U., Fund to District Supts. 268.25 16,636.25 



GROUP INSURANCE 

Cash in Hand, June 4th, 1949 $ 338.32 

Receipts: 

Premiums paid $8,950.60 

Refund to Company 3,175.90 

Cancellations by Company 115,54 12,242.09 



TOTAL CASH IN HAND $12,580.41 

Disbursements: 

To Company 8,922.29 

Repayment to Sustentation Account 670.00 

Refunds 1162.00 

Printing cards and postage 10.71 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 5'I?59? ,„«,„„, 

CASH ON HAND 2,815.41 12,580.41 



SHERMAN MINISTERIAL STUDENT FUND 
Ruston District 

Cash on Hand, June 4th, 1949 IUJO.00 

Paid to Ministerial Student 300.00 



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 

Received from Charges $22,941.95 

Disburs ements : 

Methodist Home Hospital: 

Maintenance $3,620.71 

Building Fund 1,831.70 $o,4o2.41 

Superannuate Endowment 5,389.99 

District Interests: ' 

Missions 2,168.41 

Mission s . £791.79 4,960.20 

Golden Cross ?'22H2 

Dr. Harper Book J"KS"5S 

La. Moral and Civic Foundation VWKo'ta 

Orphanage 1,3 Vook 

Bluff Creek 49.25 

Caney Lake fJ.OO 

American Bible Society _____ 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 22,941.95 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 137 

RECAPITULATION 

Cash on hand, June 4th, 1949 $ 18,749.21 

Receipts from all sources 419,409.35 

TOTAL CASH IN HAND $438,158.56 

Disbursements ; 

Conference Interests $277,863,78 

Connectional Interests 127,927.26 405,791.03 

Cash on hand: 

Office Account 895.04 

Sustentation 19,157.00 

District Superintendents 8,690.08 

Group Insurance 2,815.41 

Sherman Ministerial Student Fund 810.00 

TOTAL CASH ON HOND 32,367.52 438,158.56 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

June 1st, 1950 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROB'T W. VAUGHAN, Treasurer 



138 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



DIRECTORY 

MEMBERS IN FULL CONNECTION, PROBATIONERS, SUPPLIES, 
LAY DELEGATES, LOCAL PREACHERS 

With Record of Attendance at 105th Session 

Abbreviations: AF Armed Forces; A Alexandria; BR Baton Rouge; LC 
Lake Charles; L Lafayette; M Monroe; NO New Orleans; S Shreveport; 
SS Superannuate Supply. ASTERISK INDICATES PRESENT THE FIRST 
DAY: NUMERALS SHOW DAY PRESENT LATER. 

HONORARY MEMBER 

Bishop Dana Dawson, 810 National Bank of Topeka Building, Topeka, 

Kansas 

MEMBERS IN FULL CONNECTION 

Name Address Charge or Relation 

Ailor, James W.* 815 Wash. Ave., NO- Supt., MHH 

Akin, William E Sibley SS Hodge Assoc. 

Alford, J. A.* Rt. 2, Box 138, Minden.___ Retired 

Alford, J. M.* 1132 Leander, S SS Trinity 

Anders, D. F.* Plain Dealing Plain Dealing-Benton 

Atkinson, C. D.* Lecompte, La Retired 

Babington, Wallace M._— 3900 St. Charles, NO Rayne Memorial, Assoc. 

Bamburg, R. H Belle Plaine, Minn Retired 

Barham, W. C* Ringgold Ringgold 

Barksdale, E. J.* 830 8th St., NO Eighth St. and Jefferson 

Beasley, J. L Gibsland Gibsland 

Bell, Clark W.* 1123 Jefferson, Gretna.- Gretna 

Bengtson, W. H.* P.O. B. 446, Winnsboro-Winnsboro 

Bentley, R. Mack* Box 226, C. G. Sta., S— Cedar Grove, S 

Boddie, D. B.* Clinton Clinton 

Boddie, W. D.* Springhill, La Springhill 

Bodie, Luther Alonzo*— . Pelican .Pelican 

Bogan, Samuel S 3540 Youree Dr., S Retired 

Bond, B. E.* Farmerville Farmerville 

Bonnecarrere, J. P.* Clearmont Harbor, Miss. SS Lacombe 

Booth, Luther L 1706 Bodenzer, No. 14 .Algiers 

Bowdon, J. Henry* 839 Monrovia, S DS Sport Dist. 

Branton, R. R.* Ruston Trinity 

Brown, Alfred M.* Box 126, Crowley First Church, Crowley 

Brown, G. J. L Ball Retired 

Brown, Robert M.* 4128 Franklin Ave. _ Gentilly, NO 

Brown, Tillman A.* 1301 Alvin St., WM .....Brownsville 

Brown, William E.* 1003 Government, BR-.DS BR Dist. 

Buck, Elsworth J. Sibley Retired 

Byrd, William O.* Box 5477 Drew Sta., LC University, LC 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 139 

Cagle, George L.* Grayson Grayson-Columbia Hts. 

Cain, Jerome A.* 522 Ave. B, Bogalusa— -Eliz. Sullivan Mem. Bo- 

galusa 

Cain, L. W.* Denham Springs Retired 

Cain, W. Ralph* 630 Jackson, A Assoc, 1st Church, A 

Caraway, P. M.** Winnfield Winnfield 

Carley, H. T.* Satantia, Miss Retired 

Carlstrom, T. O.* Box 472, Ville Platte White's Chapel 

Carrington, L. A.* Box 185, Lisbon Lisbon 

Carroll, W. PL* Olla Olla 

Carter, Robert C* 816 22d Av., Covington^ Covington 

Carter, Van* Pride SS Bethel 

Cavanaugh, A. B.* U. Mth. C. Drew St., LC Univ. Church, LC Assoc. 

Christie, James E.* McArthur Drive A Meth. Ch., Wesley 

Clayton, R. L.* Oak Grove Oak Grove 

Collins, Albert A.* Lake Providence Lake Providence 

Collins, Frank C.* 2527 Burgundy, NO Second Meth., NO 

Coody, Arby W.* Gilbert Gilbert 

Cooke, Jack* Coushatta Coushatta 

Cooke, Leonard* 123 Albert, S Broadmoor 

Corley, E. W.* Collinston ... Collinston 

Corley, Marvin* Greensburg Greensburg 

Corry, G. H.* Winnfield Winnfield Circuit, No. 2 

Cotten, C. J. T.* Effie Oak Grove (Effie) 

Crichlow, Robert B.* Box 655, Abbeville Abbeville 

Dameron, George W.* 1404 Mil. Hy., Pineville__ 1st Meth. Ch., Pineville 

Davis, Clifford E.* Box 105, Tangipahoa Tangipahoa 

Davis, J. J.* Sicily Island Sicily Island 

Dawson, Dana, Jr.* 232 Elmeer PL, NO Munholland Mem. 

Day, E. W* 4265 Shelley Ave., BR.-N. Baton Rouge 

Dean, Garland C, Jr.*.... 4104 Linwood Ave., S.... Caddo Heights 

Dickerson, A. L., Jr.* Iowa Iowa 

Doss, W. L., Jr PO. Box 495 Bunkie„-_Bunkie 

Douglas, Luman E.* Homer Homer 

Downs, J. R Good Sam. Hobe, M Retired 

Drake, E. P.* Franklin Franklin 

Dufresne, Edgar C* Rayne Rayne 

Durbin, B. P Heflin Heflin-Brushwood 

Duren, W. L.* 2312 Nashville Ave., NO Retired 

Durham, Floyd M.** Berwick Berwick-Patterson 

Emanuel, S. P.* Oak Ridge Oak Ridge 

Emmerich, Earl B.* Box 94, Rayville Rayville 

Faulk, Roland 2711 Lakeshore Dr., S— -Chaplain, U. S. N. 

Felder, M. David* 2900 Gordon Ave., M. Gordon Avenue, M 

Flowers, Ira W.* 311 Broadway, Minden.-Minden 

Flurry, Fred S.* .210 N. Cypress, 

Hammond Hammond 

Fontaine, P. H.* 218 N.210 N. State St., Jackson, Miss., Retired 

Fraser, William P Centenary College, S As. Pf. Bible, Centenary 

Frazier, Clyde C, Jr.*....Box 336, St. Joseph St. Joseph- Wesley 



140 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Freeman, A. M.* Pontchatoula Pontchatoula 

Freeman, F. M.* 446 Linden, S Noel Memorial, S 

Fulkerson, Maurice Tokyo, Japan Chaplain, U. S. A. 

Fulton, R. Vernon Clinton Retired 

Galloway, Benedict A.*— Franklinton Franklinton 

Garrett, J. T.* Chatham Chatham 

George, A. D.* Watson, La Live Oak 

Gibbs, Hubert A.* PO Box 816, LC DS, LC Dist. 

Gieck, John G.* P. O. Box 453, 

Waterproof Waterproof 

Giles, W. H.* 501 Hilton, M DS. M Dist. 

Grambling, James B.*.~ .2603 Merwin St., S Wynn Memorial 

Gray, W. T 2318 N. 15th, Waco, Tex. Retired 

Griffin, B. F Atlanta, Texas Retired 

Gunn, Elmer C* 132 Seashore Meth. As- 
sembly, Biloxi, Miss Retired 

Harbuck, George W.*.... Box 812, Mansfield Mansfield 

Hardy, C. Reginald* Box 215 Houma '. Houma First 

Harkins, George* Pine Grove Pine Grove 

Harper, Jolly B.* 2027 White, A DS, Alex. Dist. 

Harper, R. H.* 116 N. Lombard, 

Opelousas Opelousas 

Harris, James T.* 3175 Scenic Hw, BR-— Istrouma, BR 

Harrison, F. H.* Mansfield Rd., S Summer Grove, S 

Haug, E. R.* Leesville Leesville 

Hearn, J. E.* Ruston Statistician-Asst. 

Conf. Treas. 

Hearne, Falcon L.* Calhoun Rd., B 74, WM._Claiborne Church 

Hearne, R. H.* Simsboro Simsboro 

Hebert, Martin 118 Lake St., LC SS Westlake 

Henderson, W. F., Jr.....206 E. 76th St., S Retired 

Hicks, Guy M.* 2222Fairfield, S First Meth. Ch., S 

Hine, H. R.* Lake Arthur Lake Arthur 

Hines, H. B Brand Bay, Ala Retired 

Hoffpauir, Louis* 238 W. St. Peter, 

New Iberia New Iberia 

Holder, James H., Jr Hornbeck Hornbeck 

Holladay, S. S., Jr Columbia Columbia 

Holladay, T. J Rt. 1, Zwolle Retired 

Holliday, J. W Cameron Cameron 

Hollingsworth, W. B.* Fisher Fisher 

Home, George M.* Walker Walker 

Hotalen, W. Earl* 1936 Myrtledale, BR— -St. Dr. LMCF 

Howell, W. F.* Montgomery Montgomery 

Howes, Ted T.* . Gueydan Gueydan 

Hughes, Charles Moses— -Leesville Retired 

Hurley, Albert S.* 2023 Milan St., NO 15-.Napolean Ave. 

Irving, W. R., Jr.* Jackson Jackson 

Irwin, Samuel W. Benning St., Wash., DC-Retired 

Ivey, George F.* 210 E. Lister St., S Noel Memorial Associate 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 141 

Jamieson, Robert H.*— 1130 N. Rampart NO.- St. Marks, NO 

Johns, H. L.* 1431 Octavia St., NO 15 DS New Orleans Dist. 

Jones, J. A.* Box 66, Lecompte Lecompte 

Jones, Lael S.* Vidalia Vidalia 

Joyner, Lea* 501 Ark., Box 278, M. Asst. First Cr., M 

Joyner, N. E 1005 Jefferson, Minden._ Marion, Assoc. SS 

Keasler, E. A.* Trout Trout 

Kilpatrick, John F.* Tallulah Tallulah 

Kleinschmidt, W. D.*_-Boyce SS, Boyce 

Knight, James A.* Church Point Church Point 

Koelemay, John B.* 220 Crockett, S N. Highlands M. Ch. S 

Krumnow, C. B.* RFD 1, Box 72, Elton. -Raymond 

LaGrange, Arthur C* Elizabeth Elizabeth 

Lambert, J. M Angie Angie- Varnado 

Law, Ashley T.* Welsh Welsh First Meth. 

Law, H. M.* Doyline Doyline 

Ledbetter, H. W 425 Atkins St., S Retired 

Lee, John W.* Effie Oak Grove 

Lee, Morris G Atlanta, Texas Retired 

Lee, Oakley* 4643 Winbourne BR Winboume Ave., BR 

Lipscomb, T. D.* 411 Church, Plaquemine Plaquemine 

Love, Ira A Box 624, Wisner Wisner 

Lueg, Carl F.* 1125 Fern St., NO Carrollton Ave., NO 

Lynch, W. O.* 1710 Park Ave., S Park Avenue, S 

Mann, William C Hallsville, Texas Retired 

Mason, W. C* West Monroe- McGuire, WM 

Marlin, H. D.* 915 Common, LC Simpson, LC 

Martin, A. M.* Rt. 2, Box 96, Rayne Kaplan-Indian Bayou 

Matthews, J. W., Jr.*_2221 Fillmore, NO Elysian Fields, NO 

Mayne, J. W.* Vinton First Meth., Vinton 

Mayo, William F.* 2325 Alma St., A Trinity, A 

McCoy, Franklin J Dry Creek Retired 

McDowell, Kenneth G.*__Many Many 

McGuire, Douglas L.*__ Downsville Downsville 

McKay, E. L.* Rodessa Rodessa 

McKeithen, J. P Cotton Valley Cotton Valley 

McKnight, Alton A.* Jonesboro Jonesboro 

McLean, Spencer J.* Liverpool St. Helena 

McVey, J. T.* 1102 Pearl River Ave., 

McComb, Miss. Retired 

Melbert, Nathaniel H.*..1108 St. Charles., NO— First Meth Ch., NO 

Merrill, Merlin W.* 4137 Cleveland Av., NO Canal St., NO 

Midyett, Jack H.* 420 S. Wash., Bastrop— Bastrop 

Miller, Robert R.* Wesley Meth Ch., Wesley Meth Ch., 

Crowley Crowley 

Milton, W. D.* Haynesville Haynesville 

Moreland, L. P Bienville Bienville-Castor 

Morgan, G. A.* Haughton Haughton 

Morris, C. M.* 3160 Ontario St., BR.-_.SS Pecan-Island- Bayou 

Chene 



142 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Morris, Virgil D.* Box 175, A First Church, A 

Mouser, E. M.* Grayson Retired 

Mouser, Roy E.* Rt. 1, Baker Blackwater 

Nader, Sam* 314 Alice St., Jennings Jennings 

Nease, L. R., Jr.** Camp Gordon, Ga. Chaplain, USA 

Neill, A. S. J Box 74, Bastrop Retired 

Norris, J. M Buenos Aires, Argentina Miss to Argentina 

Nuttall, Anna Ruth* 2949 Midway, S Ass. Prof., Centenary C. 

Oliphint, B. R Univ. of Edinburgh, 

Edinburgh, Scotland— -Stu. U. of Edinburgh 

Parker, A. H 202 Adair, Bossier City-Retired 

Parker, Franklin N Emory Univ., Ga Prof. E. Chan. Sch. Theo. 

Patton, I. A 303V2 Ludwig, M Shilo 

Pearce, George, Jr.* 401 Sherrouse Ave., M— -Memorial Meth., M 

Perry, W. W . 5013 Douglas, BR Retired 

Petty, Benjamin A.* 1022 Jefferson, NO 15— Bost. Univ. Grad. Sch. 

Pfost, H. E "_ 2140% Hill, A Retired 

Pickett, Ross Alan* Golden Meadow Golden Meadow 

Pinkard, Collins D.* New Roads New Roads 

Pomeroy, George W.*_ 609 N. Trenton, Ruston _DS Ruston Dist. 

Pomeroy, Webb D Univ. of Edinburgh, 

Edinburgh, Scotland -Stu. U. of Edinburgh 

Poole, D. W.* 307 Percy, Natchitoches.. Natchitoches 

Powell, C. B Paradise Retired 

Price, J. C Rt. 1, Pelican Retired 

Pynes, R. T Longstreet Retired 

Quaid, Cleburne W.*_ First Meth. Ch., S Ass. First Ch., S 

Ragsdale, W. F.* Box 83, Bonita Bonita 

Rasmussen, John J.* PO Box 601, LC First Church, LC 

Raulins, D. B.* Sulphur Sulphur 

Reaves, James E Fl. Acts 3923 Navy c/o 

Fpo, San Francisco Chaplain, USN 

Redmon, John T.* Canal St., Thibodaux Donaldsonv'le-Thibodaux 

Reid, William J.* 205 N. Pine., DeRidder__ First M. Ch., DeRidder 

Rickey, Henry A.* Box 436, L First Church, L 

Riggs, S. L.* 1132 Dalzell, S Retired 

Risinger, Donald M.*—. 206 E. Mulberry, Amite Amite 

Roberts, Minns S.* PO Box 336, Oakdale. Oakdale 

Rodgers, Charles W Prien Lake Dr., LC Retired 

Rorie, Kenneth G.* PO B 146, Mooringsport Mooringsport 

Rorie, T. O.* Merryville Merryville 

Rousseaux, Cude* Pearl River Pearl River 

Sanders, William H.* Calhoun Calhoun 

Seegers, Sidney A.* Box 175, Logansport Logansport 

Selfe, James Edwin 3332 Milton, S Retired 

Sensintaffar, J. C* Vivian Vivian 

Serex, A. M.* First Meth. Ch., M Monroe First Church 

Sewell, John H.* Jena Jena 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 143 

Shaw, C. T.* Marksville Marksville 

Shaw, William B.* Box 96, Greenwood Greenwood 

Shearer, John B Colfax Colfax 

Shows F. Lyman Rt. 1, Prescott Ln., BR— Retired 

Sloane, Bentley* Box 4156, S Ex. Sec. Bd. of Ed. 

Smart, Looney W. Bossier City Retired 

Smith, Addison L Boston University Stu., Boston Univ. 

Smith, A. P.* 5463 N. Ramport, NO-.Supt., G'will-Aldersgate 

Smith, C. K Magnolia Springs, Ala.—. Retired 

Smith, R. E.* 460 Stephenson St., S__.._.Prof E., Centenary 

Snelling, C. H., Jr.* Lutcher Lutcher-Reserve 

Snelling, J. G 3646 Camp St., NO Retired 

Spinks, Otis W.* 101 Holly St., DeQuincy DeQuincy 

Squyres, Rex* Hall Summit Hall Summit 

St. Amant, A. D., Jr.*____Ida Ida-Hosston 

Staples, R. H.* Box 3396, WM First Ch., WM 

Stapleton, O. C Rt. 5, B 108, Hattiesburg Retired 

Stockwell, Spencer L.*_...2112 Lowerline St., NO_.Chaplain, Charity-Found. 

Hospital 

Spinks, Thurman Sabbatical Leave 

Stone, James F.* Zachary Zachary 

Stout, Ned L.* Zachary Assoc, 1st. Ch., BR 

Stovall, James L.* Box 846, Eunice Eunice 

Strozier, James R.* Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill 

Sylvest, Edwin E., Sr.*._Belcher Belcher-Gilliam 

Tarver, David* Univ. of S. Calif. Stu. Univ. of Calif. 

Tatum, Eskel L.* Box 28, Morgan City .... Morgan City-Bayous 

Taylor, A. G.* Kentwood Kentwood 

Taylor, B. C* 3900 St. Charles, NO .... Rayne Mem., NO 

Thomas, Edward R.* Denham Springs Denham Springs 

Tisdale, W. O.* Jonesville Jonesville 

Tooke, Earl* Arcadia Arcadia 

Townsend, A. W., Jr.*.___2738 W. College, S Mang. Mem. M. Cr., S 

Trice, William E.* Univ. Sta., B 8595, BR.Reily Mem. Univ. Ch. 

Tucker, Frank C, Jr.*.___6314 Govt. St., BR Ingleside, BR 

Tucker, Ollie L.* Slidell Slidell 

Turner, J. Leon* Baker Baker 

VanValkenburgh, W. B.* 175 Sea Shore Camp Retired 
Ground, Biloxi, Miss. _ 

Vanderpool, Homer First Meth. Ch., BR First Meth. Ch., BR 

Vaughan, R. W.* Ruston Supt. Emer. La. M. Orp.- 

Conference Treasurer 

Walker, Robert M.* Maple wood Maplewood 

Walton, R. E.* Sterlington Sterlington 

Walton, R. S.* Rt. 2, Hammond Retired 

Wardlow, Mrs. Lula Montgomery SS, Cooley 

Watson, B. D 329 Prospect Ave., S .-.Chaplain, Charity Hosp. 

Watson, Wilson L.* 710 Jefferson, Lafayette ..Davids on Mem., L 

Weber, Theodore R.*....Mandeville, Box 187 Stu., Yale Univ. 



144 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Wendt, W. R.* Box 517, Bossier City_ Bossier City 

Whitaker, James C.*_1125 Eleanore, NO 15— Parker Mem., NO 

White, C. B.* Box 520, Ruston La. M. Orph., Ruston 

White, George P 410 N. Spruce, Ham'ncLRetired 

Williams, D. T.° Mer Rouge Mer Rouge 

Williamson, Harvey G—Deerford Deerford 

Wilson, J. F 403 W. 69th St., S Retired 

Wineinger, Don* Delhi Delhi 

Wynn, A. M.* Bernice Bernice-Dubach 

I. L. Yegger* 4413 Jackson, B 815, M._Stone Ave., M 

S. H. Yockey Rodeo, Calif Retired 

Zirkel, Clifford, Jr.* Box 8595, LSU, BR Dir., Wes. Fdn., LSU, BR 



ACCEPTED SUPPLY PASTORS 

Name Address Charge or Relation 

Akin, W. R Sibley Asso. Dodson-New Hope 

Anding, W. E.* Rt. 2, Natchitoches Shamrock 

Bailey, H. S Melder Melder 

Boyd, J. W., Sr.* Box 191, Clay . Clay-Ansley 

Brock, Edwin L. # __„Marion Marion 

Brock, Mrs. E. L Marion r 

Brooks, C. K.* Rt. 2, Box 253, WM Lapine Circuit 

Carter, R. E.* Glenmora Glenmora 

Cassels, W. P RFD 3, Minden Shongaioo 

Conerly, Abe Kinder Kinder 

Corie, Finis P Ball Ball 

Crofoot, Raymond M.*— Box 51, Pollock Pollock 

Davis, M . L Hodge Hodge 

Deen, D. R Urania Urania 

Elliott, C. E Athens Assoc. Athens 

Ensenat, Henry* 1818 Chestnut, NO Felicity, NO 

Gleason, William E 

Grant, Roy* Box 500, Choudrant Choudrant 

Gray, C. E 517 Durham, Bastrop Bastrop Circuit 

Herrell, David B Bluff Creek Magnolia Circuit 

Hudson, Howard, Jr Pioneer Pioneer 

Kellog, John Weaver Weaver 

Landrum, Stanley B 

Lantrip, S. L.* Box 226, Melville Melville 

Messer, Glendon R.* Perkins, SMU, Dallas.-- Stu., So. Meth Univ. 

McCann, J. B.* 529 Lakeview, Pineville Palestine 

Neilser, Watt. G 

Norsworthy, H. C* 216 Clovis, Bossier City_.Curtis Park 

Oliver, Albert 

Pallotto, Philip* .611 Esplanade NO Ch. of the Redeemer 

Pierson, Raymond E.*___.1901 Georgia, Jeanerette Jeanerette 

Reeves, W. A. 324 Egan St., M Assoc. Choudrant 

Rousseaux, John C, Jr.*_ Rt. 1, Montgomery Atlanta-Mt. Zion 

Sawyer, L. M Rt. 1, Box 38, Crowley Ebenezer 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



145 



Shaw, Grafton L Winnfield Dodson-New Hope 

Sibley, P. W.* Springfield Springfield 

Smith, Dale Slaughter Slaughter 

Smith, Glen Allen* 1st Meth. Ch, Winnfield 

Taylor, L. W.* ..Gonzales Carpenters 

Thibodeaux, C. J.* Bell City Bell City 

Westbrook, V. L.* PO Box 412 Oberlin Oberlin 

Wilkes, James M.* Tickfaw Tickfaw 

Wingfield, A. E.* Eros Eros-Antioch 



PROBATIONERS 

Name Address Charge or Relation 

Allen, W. M.* 5500 Hearne Ave., S Morningside, S 

Alverson, Don W.* Ferriday Ferriday 

Baker, Hugh L., Jr.* New Orleans Student, SMU 

Bengtson, Robert W Perkins, SMU, Dallas, T. Student, SMU 

Bennett, Clayton W.*.~.3666 Vaughn St. BR--Gonzales Circuit 
Bowdon, Joseph H., Jr..JPerkins, SMU, Dallas, T. Student, SMU 

Caraway, Jimmie J.* Grand Cane Grand Cane-Stonewall 

Carrington, Stephens D. Mangham Mangham Circuit 

Carruth, Angus Lee* Rt. 1, B. 79, Pontchatoula Wesley Chap., Livingston 

Dampier, Samuel B.* Athens „__' Athens 

Dommert, Roy Henry*..Perkins, SMU, Dallas, T. Student, SMU 

Farquhar, Darwin 7106 Milne St., NO St. Luke's-Lake Vista 

Foreman, Lloyd A.* Emory Univ, Georgia Stu., Emory Univ., Ga. 

Home, Robert Milton.—Emory Univ, Georgia Stu., Emory Univ., Ga. 

Lancaster, T. M.* Box 269, Zwolle Zwolle 

Lowry, David T 2021 Pauline St., NO... — Chalmette-Kenner 

Nuendorffer, Richard Princeton Univ Stu., Princeton Univ. 

Philbrook, L. E Garrett Biblical Inst., Stu., Garrett Bib. Inst. 

Evanston, 111 

Riggins, J. C Garrett Biblical Inst., Stu., Garrett Bib. Inst. 

Evanston, 111 

Sirman, William V Perkins, SMU, Dallas, T. Stu., Perkins, SMU 



LOCAL PREACHERS 

Alexandria District 



Name and 


Order Address 


Quarterly Conf 


Anding, W. E. 


E La. College 


Winnfield Ct. 


Bailey, Harold 


Forest Hill 


Melder 


Baum, A. N. 


Pineville 


Grace 


Cannon, Harry 


La. College 


Clear Creek 


Carter, R. E. 


Glenmora 


Glenmora 


Corie, Finis P. 


L Ball 


Ball Ct. 


Crofoot, Raymond 


Pollock 


Pollock 


Deen, D. R. 


Urania 


Urania 


Kellogg, John 


Weaver 


Weaver 



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ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



Lantrip, S. L. 


Melville 


Melville 




McCann, J. B. 


D 529 Lakeview Pineville 


Palestine 




McCann, W. A. 


Wardville, Pineville 


Palestine 




Rousseaux, J. C, Jr. 


Montgomery 


Mt. Zion-Atlanta 




Baton Rouge District 






Annison, Car ruth 


L Zachary 


Zachary 




Brock, Edwin 


L Mahion 


Mahion 




Brock, Mrs. E. L. 


L Mahion 






Forman, B. B. 


L Emory Univ., Ga. 


Istrouma 




Golson, O. L., Jr. 


L Centenary Col. 


Istrouma 




Harris, J. T., Jr. 


L Centenary Col. 


Istrouma 




Harper, J. W. 


E Ponchatoula 


Ponchatoula 




Lawton, Bobbie Lee 


L Centenary Col. 


Baton Rouge 


1st 


Learner, Donald F. 


L Baton Rouge 


Baton Rouge 


1st 


Mathvin, Robert H. 


L Baton Rouge 


Magnolia 




Messer, G. R. 


L Gonzales 


Gonzales 




McLean, J. G. 


L Perkins, SMU, Dallas 


Ingleside 




Pool, Berkley Lake 


L Vanderbilt, Nashville 


University 




Riley, Ben Day 


L Centenary Col. 


Baton Rouge 


1st 


Sandel, E. W. 


L Baton Rouge 


N. Baton Rou 


ge 


Sibley, P. W. 


L Springfield 


Springfield 




Townsend, Robert 


L Baton Rouge 


Istrouma 




Watson, Cecil M. 


L Baton Rouge 


N. Baton Rou 


ge 


Wilkes, J. M. 


L Liverpool 

Lake Charles District 


St. Helena 




Bierd, Sherman 


L DeQuincy 


DeQuincy 




Conerly, Abe 


Kinder 


Kinder 




Cooke, Chester 


Centenary Col. 


Lowa 




Cox, Prentiss Edward Lafayette 


Lafayette 1st 




Duplantis, E. V. 


E Crowley 


Crowley 




Fuller, Clarence G., J: 


r. N'western, Natchitoches DeRidder 




Hall, Donald 


Centenary Col. 


DeQuincy 




King, Lavern Oliver 


Lafayette 


Davidson Memorial 


Murphy, Joseph W. 


SLI, Lafayette 


Lafayette 




Pierson, Raymond E. 


Jeanerette 


Jeanerette 




Reid, Vernon D., Jr. 


Navy 


Lake Charles 




Robert, Humphrey A 


, YMCA, Lake Charles 


Lake Charles 




Sawyer, L. M. 


Rt, Box 38A, Crowley 


Crowley 




Smith, H. W. 


DeRidder 


DeRidder 




Thibodeaux, D. J. 


Bell City 


Bell City 




Westbrook, Leo 


Oberlin 


Oberlin 




Wright, R. T. 


Anacoco 

Monroe District 


Hollygrove 




Baker, Arthur M. 


L Darnell 


Pioneer Ct. 




Barnes, Donald 


L W. Monroe 


West Monroe 


1st 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



147 



Brooks, C. K. 
Bengtson, Robert W. 
Goodwin, George P. 
Gieck, Mrs. John G. 
Gray, E. E. 
Fowler, James 
Hudson, Howard L. 
House, Edwin H. 
Larche, Lucien 
McCready, Alton J. 
Nelson, Rollie 
Nolan, William E. 
Patton, Isaac A., Jr. 
Patton, James A. 
Reeves, Wallace A. 
Sanders, Vernon, Jr. 
Stodghill, T. W. 
Taylor, Robert Ed. 
Welch, Bill 
Willis, Bobby A. 
Woodward, W. T. 



L W. Monroe, Rt. 2 

L Winnsboro (SMU) 

L W. Monroe 

L Waterproof 

L 517 Durham, Bastrop 

L W. Monroe 

L Pioneer 

L Winnsboro 

L Centenary Col. 

L Monroe 

L Gallion 

L Oak Ridge 

L W. Monroe 

L Monroe 

L Monroe 

L Centenary Col. 

E Winnsboro 

L Centenary Col. 

L LSU 

L Centenary Col. 

L Sicily Island 



Lapine Ct. 
Winnsboro 
West Monroe 
Waterproof 
Bastrop 1st 
McGuire 
Bastrop Ct. 
Wisner 
Bastrop 1st 
Monroe 1st 
Bastrop Ct. 
Oak Ridge 
W. Monroe 1st 
Stone Avenue 
Gordon Avenue 
Memorial 
Winnsboro 
W. Monroe 
Memorial 
Bastrop 1st 
Sicily Island 



1st 



New Orleans District 



Brown, H. W. 


L 1539 Euterpe St. NO 13 


Napoleon Ave. 


Campbell 


L 1415 Pauline, NO 17 


Chalmette 


Dorsey, Henry W. 


L 512 Whitney Bg, NO 12 


Rayne 


Ensenat, Henry J. 


E 1439 Euterpe St., NO 13 Felicity 


Goeddertz, A. 


L 1931 S. Lopez, NO 15 


Eighth St. 


Hoppmeyer, H. E. 


L 223 Atherton Dr., NO 20 Munholland Mem. 


Keller, John Wm. 


L 2114 Louisa St, NO 17 


Chalmette 


Kiker, O. P., Jr. 


L 221 Elmer PL, No 20 


Rayne 


Martin, Anatole D. 


E Houma, La. 




Pallotta, Jhilip 


E 611 Esplanade, NO 16 


Ch. of Redeemer 


Stafford, J. H. 


D 5255 Cap St, NO 15 


Parker Memorial 


Taylor, L. M. 


L Gonzales 


Carpenters 


Wall, H. P. 


L 915 Pine St, NO 18 
Ruston District 


Carrollton Avenue 


Akin, W. R. 


L Dodson 


Dodson-New Hope 


Arnold, Tracy 


L LSU 


Haynesville 


Boyd, J. W. 


L Clay 


Clay 


Cassells, W. P. 


L Rt. 3, Minden 


Shongaloo 


Davis, M. L. 


L Sibley 


Sibley 


Elmore, R. L. 


E Haynesville 


Haynesville 


Fordham, W. E. 


D Chatham 


Chatham 


Grant, Roy 


L Choudrant 


Choudrant 


Griffith, J. A. 


L Ft. Worth 




Moncrief, M. W. 


D Gibsland 


Gibsland 



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ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



McCarty, F. A. 


L Ringgold 




Napper, J. E. 


L Hico 


Hico 


Napper, L. M. 


L Hico 




Neisler, James Watt 


L Wyatt 


Hico 


Sims, B. H. 


E Minden 


Minden 


Shaw, L. G. 


L Dodson 


Dodson-New Hope 


Terry, Byrd Lee 


L John Brown School, Ark 




Wingfield, A. E. 


D Heflin 

Shreveport District 


Heflin-Brushwood 


DeBusk, Robt. F. 


L 


Curtis Park, BC 


Edwards, Otis Carl 


L Box 5527, Duke Sta. 






Durham, N. C. 


Mangum Memorial 


Gilbert, Lawrence 


L 6412 Fairfield, S 


Cedar Grove 


Haggart, Robert 


L Centenary Col. 


First Church, S 


Hilton, Joe H. 


L Mitchell 


Pelican 


Isgitt, H. T. 


L Converse 


Converse 


Mason, Vance 


L Fairhope, Ala. 


First Church, S 


Means, Gerald A. 


L Ida 


Ida 


Meeks, Gerald F. 


L 3202 Fredrick, S 


Mangum Memorial 


Morris, Donald L. 


L 206 E. Olive 


First Church, S 


McCune, James G. 


L Centenary Col. 


Wynn Memorial 


McKay, Robert 


L Centenary Col. 


First Church, S 


Moreland, Byrl 


L Betehany 


Bethany-Keith ville 


Nors worthy, H. C. 


E 216 Clovis, Bossier City 


Curtis Park, BC 


Potter, Robert L. 


L Centenary Col. 


Mangum 


Wendt, Stephen F. 


L 510 McCormick, BC 


First Church, BC 



LAY DELEGATES 
Alexandria District 

Charge Delegate Reserve 

Alexandria, First J. N. Fomby* C. N. White 

Trinity T. W. Holloman* Ray Mcintosh 

Wesley R. J. Jones* 

Atlanta-Mt. Zion Gus Ferguson 

Boyce . Mrs. A. M. Dean Mrs. W. H. Hilborn 

Bunkie Gordon Kavanaugh* Phillip Stanley 

Colfax R. C. Bower* E. C. Davis 

Dry Prong Mrs . B ookout 

Effie (Oak Grove Mrs. Bertha McNeal* Mrs. Alaine Sayes* 

Elizabeth Mrs. Geo. Laird Mrs. Elbert Garlinton 

Glenmora Mrs. B. F. Bremmer Mrs. Edith Bolton 

Grace Jim Bryant W. A. McCann* 

Jonesville Dr. E. L. Miller* Clayton Taylor 

LeCompte N. L. Swan* 

Marksville Mrs. C. D. Atkinson* Mrs. Christine Dowling 

Melder Marvin Tanner Leo Ehrhardt* 

Melville Ed. Stracener Mrs. H. W. Gates 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 149 

Montgomery Mrs. Evie Bordelon* Mrs. Wilma Satterly 

Mt. Zion E. C. Erwin Melvin Hall 

Natchitoches Gus Ferguson Mrs. E. C. Strickland 

Oakdale E. C. Breedlove* Coleman Watson 

Oak Grove Ursin Richard* Hayes Stanley 

Opelousas Mrs. A. J. McBride 

Palestine B. A. Rose* 

Pineville W. E. Conerly J. E. Molan* 

Pineville Ct Fred S. Moore* 

Pollock C. W. Cook* Miss Mollye Stewart* 

Rock Hill Jessie Vinson Ernie Pinkert 

Trout Mrs. John Shearer* 

Urania Mrs. A. M. Johnston 

Weaver E. D. Schumacker Mrs. E. D. Schumacker 

White's Chapel Mrs. H. M. Faust* 

Winnfield J. W. Collins* P. K. Asles 

Winnfield Ct Mrs. Lucie Key Mrs. J. B. Fulton 



Baton Rouge District 

Amite W. H. Brumfield* Mrs. Arthur E. Hood 

Angie-Varnado Mrs. Willie Scarbrough-Mrs. A. Fornea 

Baker H. A. Sheppard Mrs. H. A. Sheppard* 

Baton Rouge, First H. C. Sanders* C. E. Kimberley 

Ingleside E. R. Nilson C. P. St. Amant* 

Istrouma J. W. Chambers J. B. Richmond* 

North Baton Rouge T. W. Lovett* Mrs. Edgar Allen 

W. B. Riley U., Mem Julius O'Quinn .Tom Ruffin 

Winbourne Ave. Jack Hayes A. B. Fredricks 

Bethel B. D. Kendrick Miss Gladys Hubbs 

Blackwater Chas. D. Morgan* F. A. Messer 

Bluff Creek Mrs. J. E. Dunn Mrs. Tash Bunch 

Columbia Rd., Bogalusa Mrs. Corbett Mitchell Mrs. Louis Mitchell 

E. S. M., Bogalusa Herschel Lavinghouse*-Frank Kentzel 

Clinton P. H. Dupuy* Mrs. W. J. Roberts 4 

Deerford Walter Accord Mrs. Doris Hawkins 

Denham Springs Miss Virginia Easterly*„L. P. Batte 

Fisher Newton Fussel 

Franklinton J. W. Bell, Jr.* Heyward Green 3 

Gonzales Mrs. W. T. Singletary*....T. W. Singletary 

Greensburg Mrs. C. S. Holland C. J. Cole 

Hammond Mrs. Gerald O. Selassi*.John T. Watkins 

Jackson O. W. McGraw* Reeves Morgan 

Kentwood J. M. Breedon* 

Live Oak E. V. Robinson 3 Mrs. E. V. Robinson 

Livingston Mrs. Louis McNorris* Paul Sibley 

Magnolia T. C. Murray* H. E. Ambrose 3 

New Roads J. R. Girard* Elmo Kolb 

Pine Grove Glynn Morgan* Mrs. Geo. Harkins 

Plaquemine Mrs. H. C. Daighe Mrs. H. H. Miller 



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ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



Ponchatoula — 
Wesley ChapeL 
St. Francisville- 

Slaughter 

St. Helena 

Springfield 

Tangipahoa — 

Tickfaw 

Walker 

Zachary 



Dr. C. P. Lipscomp* J. K. Bishop 

Martin Perm* Mrs. D. F. McPhaul 

T. E. Spillman E. E. Prescott 

M. W. Dunn* J. C. Stott 

Shelby Alford Henry Burks 

Jack Williams* H. O. Pardue 

Mrs. Ellis Varnado* Mrs. Geo. Pike, Sr. 

Miss Lucille Nesom H. A. Champlin 

Miss Connie Peak Miss Connie Milton 



.T. H. Henderson* J. H. Rhodes 



Lake Charles District 

Abbeville L. V. Jennaro Mrs. L. V. Pennaro 

Bell City H. H. Harris R. O. Hackette 

Church Point Walter Robinson Mrs. Grant Hayes 

Crowley, 1st P. L. Lawrence, Jr Harold L. Hoffpauir* 

Crowley, Wesley T. Hoffpauir* J. W. Faulk 

DeQuincy J. M. Hanberry* Mrs. S. H. Reid 

DeRidder Dr. T. R. Sarter J. H. Cain 

Ebenezer Mrs. C. W. Little* Mrs. Jno. Hoffpauir 

Eunice -N. H. Amy J. O. Clark, Jr.* 

Gueydan -T. J. Doss Clifford Hartwell 

Hornbeck Ben Hughes W. C. Dees 

Holly grove Mrs. F. Franklin John Pickette 

Prospect Steve DuBois G. E. Whittington 



Indian Bayou. 
Iowa 



-Able Hoffpauir Edva Foreman* 

-Ralph Petticrew B. L. Pugh 



Jeanerette Mrs. Tom Harper* Mrs. Wayne West 

Kinder David Morgan Lowell West 

Jennings Mrs. Myrtle King 

Lafayette, Davidson Percy Antill* Ira Bihm 

Lafayette, First W. K. Rainbolt* H. W. Bush 

Lake Arthur Mrs. V. A. Miller Mr. J. C. Mack 

Lake Charles, 1st F. F. Johnson J. E. Ney 

Lake Charles, Simpson — Mohns Thornton R. W. Haydens 

Lake Charles, Univ. Joe Hebert* Ralph Abrahams 

Leesville R. D. Schafer* W. L. Nesbitt 

Many Mrs. C. D. Hancock Mrs. E. L. Richardson 

Maplewood A. E. Zerger C. L. Watkins* 

Merryville W. D. Wilson J. D. Bethea 

New Iberia Marion Sam White* W. J. Bernard 

Oberlin Mrs. A. M. Moore Miss Sybil Jenning 

Raymond J. L. Tupper 2 George Walton 

Rayne R. S. Johnson Rayne Johnson 

Sulphur Mayo Foreman Earl Koonce 

Vinton Mrs. E. J. Perry* Mrs. J. W. Mayne* 

Welsh W. H. Patterson Mrs. W. H. Patterson 

Westlake B. F. Roberts, Sr Mrs. R. F. Roberts, Sr. 

Cameron George Davis Mrs. George Davis 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 151 



Monroe District 

Bastrop George H. Goodwin Dan Files 2 

Bastrop Ct Mrs. Bert Roper 

Bonita Vernon Slocum Mrs. J. W. Montgom- 
ery, Sr. 

Brownville James Hightower* Victor Kelley 

Claiborne D. L. Thrasher* J. H. McCullen 

Collinston Alton Norsworthy* Clarence Mason 

Columbia Judge V. M. Mouser I. A. Hearne* 

Delhi JP. B. Mangham* 

Ferriday Mrs. A. E. Chauvin Mrs. Maud Hutchinson 

Grayson Miss Lola Caldwell* T. L. Thurston 

Gilbert Mrs. J. A. Childers* Mrs. Florence Brooks 

Lake Providence Dr. D. F. Davis F. A. Babb* 

Lapine James Larche*! Mrs. C. K. Brooks* 

Mangham .Mrs. C. N. Underwood— -Mrs. S. D. Carrington* 

Mer Rouge D. T. Snider' Mrs. O. B. Higdon 

Monroe, First E. C. Gibson* Taylor Barbee 

Gordon Ave O. L. Cloyd Mrs. C. B. Parsons 

Memorial F. Harold Riggs Mrs. H. W. Williams 

Stone Avenue Mrs. I. L. Yeager* Mrs. Ira Waldrip 

Newellton Mrs. W. W. Burnside 

Oak Grove Donald B. Fiske Joe Kelley 

Oak Ridge R. B. McGowan Othneil Mitchell 

Olla Mrs. H. O. Cooksey. Mrs. L. P. Moreland 

Pioneer J. E. Carlisle C. Durbin 

Rayville Hugh Stodghill Mrs. E. B. Emmerich 

Sicily Island Mrs. W. S. Peck, Sr.*. 

Sterlington Scott Horton* Flem McMillen 

St. Joseph 

Tallulah Norman Gayle* 

Vidalia W. F. Johnston 

Waterproof F. L. Maxwell* V. E. Person 

West Monroe Norman W. Rushing*_._F. C. McConnell 

Winnsboro Johnnie Harrison Miss Rosie Killian 

Wisner Carl Shipp, Jr* H. W. Gilbert 

New Orleans District 

Berwick-Patterson Dewey Brown Mrs. Dewey Brown 

Covington Mrs. T. E. Bruning, Sr._Mrs. F. N. Dodge 

Donaldsonville None elected None elected 

Franklin C. C. Burleigh Walter Morris 

Golden Meadow Robert Martin M. B. McKemie 

Houma, First Church C. R. Patterson, Sr.* Miss Nettie Burnette 

Houma Heights Miss Mary B. LittlejohnJMrs. S. J. Bergeron 

Lacombe Mrs. Eva Derx* Mrs. Christine Keller 

Lutcher-Reserve Miss Irma Baker* Mrs. J. A. Babin 3 

Morgan City Mrs. J. W. Rosson* John A. Pharr 

New Orleans: 

Aldersgate Roy D. Spiller Mrs. Roy D. Spiller 



152 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Algiers T. J. Williams Mrs. E. E. Cayard* 

Canal Street L. E. Templeman* I. C. Rostrup* 

Carrollton Avenue Rev. H. P. Wall* Walter P. Harris* 

Chalmette Mrs. W. B. Welch Mrs. Bessie Villars 

Ch. of the Redeemer__Mrs. Myrtle Rabito* Mrs. B. A. Redmond 

Eighth Street W. B. Hermann* Mrs. E. J. Barksdale 

Elysian Fields Raymond R. Rooks* Mrs. Margaret Manis 

Felicity Mrs. F. H. Campbell*-— Mrs. F. B. Sorenson* 

First Church D. M. Hayes* None elected 

Gentilly E. G. Jackson* Ken Richardson 

Gretna L. A. Haley* E. W. Haley 

Harahan George Kirtland* Mrs. George Robinson 

Jefferson Mrs. C. Evans Mrs. J. E. Curry 

Kenner Mrs. A. R. Massey Mrs. P. E. Floyd* 

Lake Vista Col. Robt. G. Harrison__..None elected 

Munholland Mem W. N. Ellis* H. E. Hoppmeyer* 

Napoleon Avenue Julius Corkern* E. C. Arnold* 

Parker Memorial C. B. Prescott* H. B. Spaid 

Rayne Memorial Walter I. Fish* E. S. Lotspeich* 

St. Luke's Mrs. J. M. Carson* Luther E. Broome 

St. Marks Mrs. Jos. Mandelbaum*..Miss Faye L. Daves 

Second Church Mrs. W. J. Helmke Mrs. C. Graci 

Pearl River C. L. Johnson*. Rudolph Penton* 

Slidell John E. Mayfield Dr. F. R. Singleton 

Thibodaux E. E. Richardson N. U. Richard 

Ruston District 

Arcadia G. C. Taylor* R. H. Alexander 2 

Athens Grady Buckner T. L. Cowser 

Bernice-Dubach Mrs. R. T. Henry Caldwell Harris 

Bienville-Castor Mrs. A. V. Degan Mrs. W. D. Riser 

Calhoun Mrs. Alma S. Hale Mrs. Eda Taylor 

Chatham J. A. Davis* Leon Wilder 

Choudrant M. T. Helstead* E. H. Boddie 

Clay-Ansley J. W. Boyd F. G. Kelly 

Cotton Valley F. P. Hilburn* J. A. Moody 

Dodson-New Hope Watt Niesler Cecil Waldrip 

Downsville Frank Ballard* Lucius McGhee 

Doyline-Mclntyre Mrs. A. E. Blunt* Mrs. Frank Kirkley 

Eros-Antioch W. A. Downs T. H. Kilpatrick 

Farmerville A. C. Dykes* W. A. Downs, Jr. 

Gibsland Dr. H. E. Morrow* B. H. Davis 

Haynesville John S. Garrett* N. G. Hyde 

Heflin-Brushwood Louis Gray Mrs. W. R. Cook* 

Hodge W. H. Buford* Mrs. John Michaud 

Homer H. G. Robinson Harry McKenzie 

Jonesboro W. M. McDonald, Sr.___.Mrs. A. A. McKnight 

Lisbon F. M. Herrin* G. T. Dawson 

Marion B. K. Watson Fred D. Gulley 

Minden John T. Campbell* L. C. Starr 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 153 

Ringgold F. A. McCarty* Mrs. F. A. McCarty 

Shongaloo C. O. Bailey* Mrs. H. W. Cox 

Sibley Mrs. Ava Wren Mrs. O. T. Slater 

Ruston, Trinity : S. L. Cole* J. C. Love* 

Simsboro Mrs. Earl McGuire* Mrs. R. H. Hearne 

Springhill Hubbard Boucher* Dewey Booth 

Shreveport District 

Belcher-Gilliam R. P. Lay* H. C. Connell 

Bethany-Keithville N. G. Alexandria Rev. Byrl Moreland, Jr.* 

Blanchard Cecil Faries* Mr. H. Attaway 

Bossier City, First Ch..-W. T. Waller A. R. Teague 

Bossier City, Curtis Pk...H. H. Hollenshead* J. J. Kelly* 

Converse W. H. Boyd, Sr Mrs. Annie M. Bossier 

Coushatta Ray Adcock Patterson Strother* 

Grand Cane W. J. Dunn* Mrs. H. P. Dowling 

Greenwood Mrs. A. J. Scott* D. X. LaGrone 

Hall Summit J. P. McDowell Mrs. Bessie Booth. 

Haughton B. B. Hendricks Mrs. H. H. McHaffey 

Ida-Hosston Hugh McKinney T. P. Moore 

Logansport H. G. Russell B. N. Johnson 

Mansfield Floyd Knott* I. T. Enloe 

Mooringsport Mrs. F. C. Milford* Mrs. V. D. Blythe 

Oil City Mrs. Harold Braselton*._Claude Stone 

Pelican Mrs. D. B. Thigpen Mrs. W. B. Lundy 

Plain Dealing F. G. Phillips L. G. Smith 

Pleasant Hill Mrs. Evelyn P. Coats*.... Mrs. T. C. Pullen 

Rodessa Mrs. Joe Sanders* W. B. Norton 

Shiloh-Keatchie S. E. Johnson J. R. Talbery 

Shreveport: 

Broadmoor .Robert Brown* None 

Caddo Heights J. W. Wynn* J. Rayburn 

Cedar Grove Russell Allen* None 

First Church J. R. Russell* Z. Biedenharn 

Mangum Memorial L. T. Lunsford* G. C. Floyd 

Morningside J. E. Norris* Mrs. D. G. Nuttall 

Noel Memorial M. W. Drake* R. J. O'Neal* 

North Highlands J. W. Patton* H. C. Winn 

Park Avenue T. H. Rowe* Mrs. W. O. Lynch 

Summer Grove Frank Graham* C. A. Mobley 

Trinity .W. B. Smith Mrs. Ella Long 

Wynn Memorial Morris Chambers* Mrs. C. S. Ashworth 

Vivian M. H. Kibler* E. Wilson 

Zwolle Leonard Crane Mrs. Ovie Bullard 



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ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



Conference Roll 

Prepared by Sidney A. Seegers 

Abbreviations used: FC, Full Connection; T. Transfer; R, Readmitted; 
ME, Methodist Spiscopal Church; MS, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; 
MP, Methodist Protestant Church; B. Baptist Church; CM, Congregational 
Methodist Church; N, Church of the Nazarene; E, Effective; S, Superan- 
nuated; SY, Supernumerary. 



Name and 
Present Relation 



How and When 
Admitted 



Parker, F. N. (S) 

Bogan, S. S. (S) 

Vaughan, R. W. (S) 

Brown, G. J. L. (S) 

Van Valkenburg, W. B. (S). 

Neill, A. S. J. (S) 

Patton, I. A. (S) 

Hebert, Martin (S) 

Atkinson, CD. (S) 

Shows, F. Lyman (S) 

Rodgers, C. W. (S) 

Kleinschmidt, W. D. (S)__ 

Riggs, S. L. (S) 

Mann, W. C. (S) 

Yockey, S. H. (S) 

Fontaine, P. H. (S) 

Carley, H. T. (S) 

Holladay, T. J. (S) 

Harper, R. H. (E) 

Alford, J. M. (S) 

Downs, J. R. (S) 

Doss, Jr., W. L. (E) 

Ledbetter, W. (S) 

Price, J. C. (S) 

Pynes, R. T. (S) 

McCoy, F. J. (S) 

Lee, J. W. (S) 

Akin, W. E. (S) 

Irwin, S. W. (S) 

Walton, R. S. (S) 

Snelling, J. G. (S) 

Parker, A. H. (S) 

Rousseaux, J. C. (S) 

Alford, J. A. (S) 

Perry, W. W. (S) 

White, G. P. (S) 

Brown, R. M. (E) 

Griffin, B. F. (S) 



MS, 
MS, 
ME : 
MP, 
ME : 
MS, 
MP, 
MS, 
MS, 
MP, 
ME : 
MC, 
MS, 
ME, 
ME, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MP, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
ME, 
MS, 
MP, 
MS, 
ME, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MS, 
MP, 



FC, 
FC, 
FC, 

FC, 
FC, 

MC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 

T, 

FC, 

T, 

CM, 

FC, 

FC, 

R, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 



Jan. 1888 
Dec. 1893 
Dec. 1894 

1896 

1897 
Dec. 1898 

1898 
Dec. 1900 
Dec. 1901 

1902 

1902 
Dec. 1903 
Dec. 1904 

1904 

1905 
Jan. 1906 
Dec. 1906 
Dec. 1907 
Dec. 1907 
Dec. 1907 

1907 
Dec. 1908 
Dec. 1908 
Dec. 1908 

1909 
Dec. 1909 

1909 
Dec. 1909 

1910 
Dec. 1910 
Dec. 1910 
Dec. 1910 
Dec. 1911 
Dec. 1911 
Dec. 1911 
Dec. 1912 
Dec. 1912 

1912 



ORDAINED 


Deacon 


Elder 


1888 


1889 


1888 


1889 


1894 


1896 




1904 


1897 


1898 


1894 


1901 




1901 


1900 


1904 


1898 


1903 


1902 


1904 


1902 


1906 


1904 


1906 


1904 


1906 


1898 


1902 


1898 


1902 


1903 


1906 


1907 


1912 


1907 


1909 


1894 


1902 




1910 


1908 


1910 


1899 


1902 


1908 


1908 


1909 


1911 


1909 


1911 




1912 


1895 


1898 




1911 


1910 


1912 


1900 


1912 


1896 


1897 


1909 


1913 


1911 


1916 


1905 


1907 


1892 


1901 


1912 


1914 




1918 



Yis. of 
S ervice 

"57 
46 
51 
34 
40 
46 
41 
45 
42 
35 
39 
46 
24 
25 
14 
32 
42 
41 
44.5 
46 
32 
43.5 
36 
34 
40 
37 
40.5 
42 
30 
30 
34 
24 

40.50 
39 
45.5 
17 
39.5 
26 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



155 



Name and 
Present Relation 



How and When 
Admitted 



ORDAINED 



Deacon Elder 



Yrs. of 
Service 



Fulton, R. V. (S) 

Hoffpauir, Louis (E) 

Wardlow, Lula (S) 

Joyner, N. E. (S) 

Henderson, Jr., W. F. (S). 

George A. D. (E) 

Strozier, J. R. (E) 

Smart, L. W. (S) 

Moreland, L. P. (E) 

Lynch, W. O. (E) 

Boddie, D. B. (E) 

Gunn, Elmer C. (E) 

Smith, R. E. (E) 

McVey, J. T. (S) 

Ragsdale, W. F. (E) 

Cain, L. W. (S) 

Raulins, D. B. (E) 

Giles, W. H. (E) 

Seegers, S. A. (E) 

Selfe, James E. (S) 

Yerger, I. L. (E) 

Watson, B. D. (E) 

Johns, H. L. (E) 

Tucker, O. L. (E) 

Wendt, W. R. (E) 

Pfost, H. E. (S) 

Bamburg, R. H. (S) 

Smith, C. K. (S) 

Wynne, A. M. (E) 

Anders, D. F. (E) 

Buck, E. J. (S) 

Hicks, G. M. (E) 

Bengtson, W. H. (E) 

Hines, H. B. (S) 

Grambling, J. B. (E) 

Serex, A. M. (E) 

Davis, J. J. (E) 

Nease, Jr., L. R. (E) 

Day, E. W. (E) 

Jones, J. A. (E) 

Powell, C. B. (S) ... 

Bodie, L. A. (E) 

Bowdon, J. H. (E) 

Knight, J. A. (E) 

Lee, Morris G. (S) 

Taylor, B. C. (E) 



Clayton, R. L. (E) 



MS, FC, 
MS, FS, 
MP, 
MS, T, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MP, 

MS, MP, 
MS, MP, 
MP, 
MS, T, 
MS,T, 
MS, T, 
MS, T, 
MP, 
MS, T, 
MS,T, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MP, 

MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
ME, FC, 
MS,T, 
MS,T, 
MS, FC, 
FS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
ME, FC, 
MS, FC, 
ME, FC, 
MS, FC, 
ME. FC, 
MS, T, 
MS,R, 
MP, 
MS,T, 
MP, 

MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MP, 

MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 



Dec. 1913 
Dec. 1913 

1913 
Nov. 1915 
Dec. 1915 
Nov. 1916 

1917 
Dec.1918 
Dec. 1918 

1918 
Nov. 1919 
Nov. 1919 
Nov. 1920 
Nov. 1920 

1920 
Nov. 1920 
Nov. 1920 
Nov. 1920 
Nov.1920 
Nov. 1920 

1921 
Nov. 1922 
Nov. 1923 
Nov. 1923 

1924 
Nov. 1924 
Nov. 1924 
Nov. 1924 
Nov. 1925 
Nov. 1925 
Nov. 1925 
Nov. 1925 
Nov. 1925 
Nov. 1925 
Nov. 1925 
Nov. 1926 

1926 
Nov. 1926 
Nov. 1926 

1927 
Nov. 1927 

1927 
Nov. 1927 
Nov. 1927 

1927 
Nov. 1927 
Nov. 1928 



1913 
1913 

1893 
1914 
1916 



1914 
1910 
1904 
1896 

1893 
1914 
1920 
1920 
1920 

1922 
1923 
1912 
1924 
1921 
1910 
1924 
1922 
1925 
1922 
1925 
1925 
1897 
1925 
1924 
1924 
1926 



1933 
1925 
1927 

1925 
1928 



1945 
1915 
1916 
1897 
1917 
1920 
1923 
1915 
1913 
1922 
1916 
1912 
1908 
1896 
1925 
1898 
1920 
1922 
1922 
1922 
1924 
1924 
1925 
1914 
1926 
1924 
1912 
1926 
1927 
1927 
1927 
1927 
1928 
1908 
1928 
1926 
1926 
1928 

1933 
1907 
1933 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1930 



32 
38.5 
29 
49 
28 
36.5 
30.5 
26 
37.5 
30.5 
37.5 
40.5 
31 
25 
27.5 
38 
32.5 
31.5 
32.5 
27 
28.5 
30.5 
28.5 
37.5 
27.5 
29.5 
24 
26.5 
27.5 
26.5 
9 

26.5 
26.5 
16 
26.5 
27.5 
26.5 
25.5 
26.5 
19.5 
34 
19.5 
24.5 
25.5 
15 
24.5 
23.5 



156 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



Name and 
Present Relation 



Hearn, F. L. (E) 

Harris, J. T. (E) 

Hearn, R. H. (E) _I 

Lipscomb, T. D. (E) 

Morris, C. M. (S) 

Mouser, E. M. (S) 

Rasmussen, J. J. (E) 

Bonnecarre, J. P. (S) 

Dufresne, E. C. (E) 

Holladay, Jr., S. S. (E)._ 

La Grange, G. A. (E) 

Martin, A. H. (E) 

Poole, D. W. (E) 

Staples, R. H. (E) 

Tarver, David (E) 

White, C. B. (E) 

Law, A. T. (E) 

Flowers, I. W. (E) 

Hearne, J. E. (E) 

Cotten, C. J. T. (E) 

Milton, W. D. (E) 

Pomeroy, G. W. (E) 

Morris, V. D. (E) 

Duren, W. L. (S) 

Bentley, R. M. (E) 

McLean, S. J. (E) 

Gray, W. T. (S) 

Branton, R. R. (E) 

Townsend, Jr., A. W. (E). 

Dameron, G. W. (E) 

Faulk, R. W. (E) 

Harper, Jolly B. (E) 

Rickey, H. A. (E) 

Wilson, J. F. (S) 

Collins, F. C. (E) 

** Dawson, Dana (E) 

Garrett, J. T. (E) 

Carrington, L. A. (E) 

Spinks, O. W. (E) 

Lueg, Carl F. (E) 

Smith, Alvin P (E) 

McKnight, A. A. (E) 

Haug, E. R. (E) 

Morgan, G. A. (E) 

Midyett, J. H. (E) 

Squyres, Rex (E) 

Nuttall, Anna Ruth (E)„. 



How and When 
Admitted 



MP, 

MS, FC, 
MP, 
MS, R, 
MS, T, 
MS, MP, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MP, 

MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, T, 
MS, T, 
MS,T, 
MS, T, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, T, 
MS, T, 
MP, 
MS, T, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
ME, FC, 
MS,T, 
MS, FC, 
MP, 
MP, 



Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov 
Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Dec. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov, 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 
Nov. 



1928 
1928 
1928 
1928 
1929 
1929 
1929 
.1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1930 
1930 
1930 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1924 
1934 
1934 
1934 
1934 
1934 
1934 
1935 
1935 
1935 
1935 
1935 



ORDAINED 



Deacon Elder 



1928 

1907 
1909 

1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 
1930 
1930 

1931 
1931 
1931 
1902 
1925 
1917 
1901 
1932 
1932 
1922 
1933 
1933 
1929 
1933 
1919 
1912 

1933 
1934 
1934 
1934 
1934 
1935 
1910 
1935 



Yrs. of 
Service 



1931 
1930 
1931 
1913 
1911 
1906 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1931 
1932 
1932 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1904 
1927 
1924 
1903 
1934 
1935 
1932 
1935 
1935 
1933 
1935 
1925 
1914 
1937 
1936 
1936 
1936 
1936 
1936 
1935 
1912 
1937 
1938 
1935 



20.5 

23.5 

21.5 

42.5 

39 

41.5 

22.5 

20.5 

22.5 

22.5 

22.5 

22.5 

22.5 

22.5 

22.5 

22.5 

22.5 

21.5 

21.5 

18.5 

20.5 

20.5 

20.5 

40 

23.5 

32.5 

44 

19.5 

19.5 

19.5 

18.5 

18.5 

18.5 

15 

27.5 

38.5 

15.5 

20.5 

18.5 

17.5 

17.5 

17.5 

16.5 

41.5 

16.5 

14.5 

14.5 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



157 



Name and 
Present Relation 



How and When 
Admitted 



St. Amant, Jr., A. D. (E)_ 

Cain, A. Jerome (E) 

Carroll, W. H. (E) 

Spinks, Thurmon (E) 

Joyner, Lea (E) 

McKeithen, J. P. (E) 

Emmerich, E. B. (E) 

Walton, R. E. (E) 

Douglas, L. E. (E) 

Sensintaffar, J. C. (E)_ 

Krumnow, C. B. (E) 

Whitaker, J. C. (E) 

Reid, W. J. (E) 

Hollingsworth, W. B. (E) 

Parker, G. D. (S) 

Sloane, Bentley (E) 

Fulkerson, M. D. (E) 

Howes, T. T. (E) 

Lee, Oakley (E) 

Howell, W. F. (E) 

Hughes, C. M. (S) 

Freeman, F. M. (E) 

Brown, Tilman, A. (E) 

Beasley, J. L. (E) 

Risinger, Don (E) 

Williams, D. T. (E) 

Tooke, Karl B. (E) 

Freeman, A. M. (E) 

Drake, E. P. (E) 

Gibbs, H. A. (E) 

Collins, A. A. (E) 

Kilpatrick, J. F. (E) 

Trice, W. E. (E) 

Norris, J. M. (E) 

Flurry, F. S. (E) 

Cain, W. R. (E) 

Reaves, J. E. (E) 

Wineinger, D. E. (E) 

Pearce, Jr., Geo. (E) 

Brown, A. M. (E) 

Mason, W. C. (E) 

Robertson, M. S. (E) 

Corry, G. H. (E) 

Caraway, P. M. (E) 

Melbert, N. H. (E) 

Coody, A. W. (E) 

Matthews, Jr., J. W. (E)__ 



MS, FC, 
MS. FC, 

MP, 
MS, T, 
MP, 
MP, 
MS, T, 
ME, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
ME, FC, 
MS,FC, 
MS, T, 
MS, T, 
MS, T, 
MS, T, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, T, 
MS,T, 
MS, T, 
MS, T, 
MP, 
MS, B, 
MS, T, 
MS, FC, 
MS, FC, 
MS, T, 
ME, T, 
T, 
T, 
T, 
FC, 
T, 
FC, 
FC, 
FC, 
FC, 
FC, 
FC, 
FC, 

r, 

T, 

r, 

r, 
r, 

FC, 



Nov. 1936 
Dec. 1936 

1936 
Dec. 1936 

1936 

1936 
Dec. 1936 

1937 
Nov. 1937 
Nov. 1937 

1937 
Nov. 1937 
Nov. 1937 
Nov. 1937 
Nov. 1937 
Nov.1937 
Nov.1938 
Nov.1938 
Nov. 1938 
Nov. 1938 
Nov. 1938 
Nov. 1938 

1938 
Nov. 1938 
Nov. 1939 
Nov. 1939 
Nov. 1939 
Nov. 1939 
Nov. 1939 
Nov. 1940 
Nov. 1949 
Nov. 1940 
Nov. 1940 
Nov. 1940 
Nov. 1940 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1941 
Nov.1941 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1941 
Nov. 1942 



ORDAINED 



Deacon Elder 



Yrs. of 
Service 



1935 


1937 


1936 


1938 




1938 




1924 




1939 




1938 


1932 


1934 


1937 


1939 


1937 


1939 


1937 


1939 


1937 


1939 


1937 


1939 


1933 


1935 


1926 


1938 


1898 


1903 


.1935 


1937 


1938 


1940 


1938 


1940 


1933 


1935 


1933 


1935 


1929 


1931 


1905 


1907 




1938 




1931 


1937 


1939 


1939 


1941 


1939 


1941 


1911 


1913 


1917 


1919 


1926 


1931 


1919 


1925 


1940 


1941 


1940 


1941 


1940 


1942 


1941 


1942 


1941 


1942 


1941 


1942 


1941 


1942 


1942 


1943 


1942 


1943 


1938 


1940 


1927 


1932 


1921 


1923 


1919 


1921 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1945 



15.5 

15.5 

13.5 

20.5 

11.5 

11.5 

19.5 

14.5 

14.5 

14.5 

14.5 

14.5 

18.5 

23.5 

37 

16.5 

13.5 

13.5 

20.5 

18.5 

19 

46.5 

14.5 

11.5 

14.5 

12.5 

12.5 

38.5 

33.5 

23.5 

16.5 

11.5 

11.5 

11.5 
10.5 
10.5 
10.5 
10.5 
10.5 
10.5 
13.5 
24.5 
30.5 
32.5 
11.5 
9.5 



158 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



Name and 
Present Relation 



How and When 
Admitted 



ORDAINED Yrs. of 
Service 



Deacon 



Elder 



Risinger, W. A. (E) 

Cooke, Leonard (E) 

Hardy, C. R. (E) 

Marlin, H. D. (E) 

Stapleton, O. C. (S).____ 

Hurley, A. S. (E) 

Bell, J. A. (E) 

Koelemay, J. B. (E)___._ 

Ailor, J. W. (E) 

Boddie, W. D. (E)_ 

Barham, W. C. (E) 

Carter, J. Van (S) 

Cooke, Jack (E) 

Galloway, B. A. (E)__ 

Quaid, C. W. (E) 

Tatum, E. L. (E) 

Taylor, A. G. (E) 

Corley, E. W. (E) 

Sewell, J. H. (E) 

Sylvest, E. E. (E) 

Mayne, J. W. (E) 

Harbuck, Geo. W. (E). 
Booth, Luther L. (E)_ 

Crichlow, R. B. (E) 

Dawson, Jr., Dana (E). 

Felder, M. D. (E) 

Nader, Sam (E) 

Shaw, C. T. (E) 

*Smith, Addison L 

Corley, Marvin H 

Shaw, William B 

Harrison, F. H 

Stout, Ned L 

McKay, Emmett L 

Keasler, Edwin A 

Tisdale, W. O 

Bond, Beverly E 

Byrd, W. O 

Stovall, James L 

Hine, Harold R 

Jamieson, R. H 

McDowell, K. G 

Pickett, Ross A 

Barksdale, E. J 

Emanuel, S. P 

Turner, J. L . 

Reid, W. J 



FC, 
FC, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

R, 

FC, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

R, 

CP, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 



Nov. 1942 
Nov. 1942 
Nov. 1942 
Nov. 1942 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1943 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1944 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1945 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 
Nov. 1946 



1942 
1942 
1938 
1918 
1930 
1930 
1918 
1942 
1942 
1942 
1943 
1943 
1942 
1943 
1942 
1942 
1943 

1942 
1943 



1942 
1943 
1943 
1944 
1943 
1944 
1944 
1945 
1945 
1945 
1944 
1930 



1943 
1942 
1930 
1919 
1932 
1932 
1920 
1945 
1943 
1943 
1945 
1946 
1943 
1945 
1943 
1943 
1944 

1942 
1944 

1945 
1943 
1944 
1944 
1946 
1944 
1946 
1946 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1945 
1932 





1924 


1942 


1942 


1946 




1944 


1948 


1946 




1942 


1942 


1944 




1942 


1943 



9.5 
9.5 

23.5 

34.5 

19 

19.5 

33.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 

27.5 
8.5 
8.5 

43.5 
9.5 
8.5 
7.5 
7.5 
7.5 
7.5 
7.5 
6.5 
6.5 
7.5 
6.5 
6.5 

16.5 
4.5 

27.5 
7.5 
7.5 
6.5 
5.5 
5.5 
5.5 
5.5 
7.5 
7.5 
8.5 

18.5 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



159 



Name and 
Present Relation 



How and When 
Admitted 



ORDAINED 



Deacon Elder 



Yrs. of 
Service 



Cavanaugh, A. B 

Mayo, Wm. F 

Pomeroy, Webb D.~ 

Pinkard, C. D 

Watson, Wilson L. 

McGuire, Douglas L. 

Shearer, J. B 

Walker, R. M 

Petty, Ben A 

Loce, Ira A 

Gieck, John G 

Irving, W. R 

Bell, Clark W 

Ivey, George F 

Merrill, M. W 

Redmon, John T 

Sanders, Wm. H 

Spitzkeit, J. W 

Zirkel, C. H 

Mouser, R. E 

Stockwell, S. L 

Carlstrom, T. 0..,_ 

Fraser, Wm 

Thomas, Ed 

Frazier, Clyde, Jr. 

Tucker, F. C, Jr 

Cagle, Geo. L 

Home, Geo. M 

Christie, J. E 

Rorie, Kenneth G 

Rorie, T. O 

Harkins, Geo 

Davis, Clifford E 

Brown, W. E 

Oliphint, B. R 

Dean, Garland C 

Snelling, Clarence H. 

Law, H. M 

Stone, J. F._ 



Dickers on, A. L 

Wren, W. Spencer- 
Miller, Robt. R._____ 

Weber, T. R 

Durham, F. M 

Babington, W. M. 

Jones, Lael L 

Williamson, H. G._ 



FC, 
FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

FC, 

T, FC, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, FC, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

r, 

T, 
T, 



Nov. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov 
Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Dec. 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 

June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 



1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
. 1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1947 
1948 
1948 
1948 
1948 
1948 
1948 
1948 
1949 
1948 
1949 
1949 
1948 
1949 
1949 
1949 
1949 
1948 
1949 



June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 



1946 
1945 
1945 
1947 
1947 
1944 
1927 
1942 
1945 
1926 
1929 
1943 



1947 
1947 
1945 

1948 
1944 
1929 
1943 
1947 
1938 
1931 
1945 



1946 



1947 
1925 



1948 
1948 



1947 
1924 



1914 



1947 
1949 
1948 



1949 
1949 



1949 
1949 
1950 



1950 
1950 

1950 
1950 
1950 



4.5 
4.5 
4.5 
5.5 
4.5 
5.5 

24.5 
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Name and 




How and When 
Admitted 


ORDAINED 


Yrs. of 


Present Relation 


Deacon 


Elder 


Service 


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June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
June 1950 
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Hotalen, W. Earl 

Purvis, Norman. 




Vanderpool, Homer 

Holliday, J. W 

Holden, J. H., Jr 









*A11 from this point to close are "E"— Effective. 
** Honorary Member, Elected to the Episcopacy. 



CONFERENCE RULES 

Apportionments The amounts apportioned to each district 
shall be distributed among various charges in proportion to the 
membership and the amount paid for ministerial support the 
preceding year, and the Secretary of the Conference shall furnish 
necessary data to the district superintendents. 

Church Extension Each church securing assistance from 
the Conference Board of Church Extension shall be required to 
secure the refunding of the sum donated in the event of the 
property being alienated from The Methodist Church, by enter- 
ing and recording a mortgage for the sum donated; provided that 
this shall not apply to donations of two hundred dollars or less. 

Data for Memoirs The district superintendent in w 7 hose 
district a member, wife or widow of a preacher dies, shall appoint 
someone to secure, in advance of Conference, data concerning 
the deceased. Each member of the Conference is required to 
furnish the Editor of the Annual a sufficient history of himself. 

Fiscal Year 
Conference. 



June 1st to May 31st is the Fiscal Year for the 



Membership District Conference The District Conference 
shall be composed of all parties mentioned in paragraph 666, 
Discipline 1944, and, in addition thereto, of the following: One 
lay member from each church in the charge, provided, however, 
that each charge shall not have less than five (5) elected 
delegates. 

Quadrennial Orphanage Board A Conference Orphanage 
Board, composed of one lay member from each district and an 
equal number of clerical members, shall be elected at the first 
session following the General Conference, to serve the ensuing 
quadrennium. 

Reports in Duplicate All resolutions, memorials, and re- 
ports to Conference shall be submitted in duplicate. 



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Statistical Reports "Statistical table I shall be mailed to 
the Statistical Secretary, and table II with all remittances for the 
Conference year shall be mailed to the Conference Treasurer 
not less than fifteen (15) days before the first day of Conference. 
The Statistical Secretary and the Treasurer shall notify the 
District Superintendents of the charges in their Districts which 
have not reported, and the District Superintendents will be ex- 
pected to furnish the delinquent reports within ten days/' 

Widows A directory of widows of deceased members shall 
be published in the Annual. The Secretary of the Board of 
Conference Claimants shall secure from each widow a statement 
of her needs, for the information of the Board. 

Minimum Salary Fund No man may now or in any future 
date, share in the Minimum Salary Fund who does not pay the 
assessment, unless he can satisfy the Committee that he is unable 
to pay it. 



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3n ifemanam 


(jJtj? If onor^ S?ai 


MINISTERS 


C. E. McLean J. R. Roy 


R. T. Ware H. J. Roltz 


L. N. Hoffpauir 


WIVES 


Mrs. Dora Jenkins Sloane Mrs. Maggie Rridges Watson 


Mrs. Eudora East Waltman 



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RICHARD THOMAS WARE 

Richard Thomas Ware was born September 7, 1881, at Low, Missis- 
sippi, and died October 16, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana. On October 
7, 1901, he was happily married to Miss Malissa Maddox. To this union 
seven children were born, six of whom, together with Mrs. Ware, are still 
living. He was converted early in life and joined the Methodist Church. 
He was proud of this membership and looked upon the Church as a 
spiritual mother, for which he had a deep reverence and affection. 

Brother Ware was licensed to preach May 13, 1914. The following 
year he was admitted on trial in the Mississippi Conference and was ap- 
pointed to Shiloh Church in that state. The following year he was trans- 
ferred to the Louisiana Conference and was appointed to the Noble charge, 
where he remained for three years. Other charges served by Brother Ware 
were Mooringsport, Winnfield, and Park Avenue in Shreveport, where he 
remained for thirteen years, and where the fine spiritual flavor of his in- 
fluence still abides. 

The last several years of Brother Ware's ministry was spent as chaplain 
in the Charity Hospital in the city of Shreveport. It was here that he 
ministered to literally thousands of people— people who were ill, many of 
whom were dying; and out of his warm and tender heart he was able to 
bring them comfort and peace as they moved down into the valley of the 
shadows. Many people were converted in the wards of that great institu- 



ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 163 

tion. The doctors and nurses, though they belonged to other Churches, 
looked upon him as their pastor and went to him for help and guidance 
in matters pertaining to their personal lives. 

Brother Ware was a good preacher because he had such a wonderful 
experience of God in his own soul, and because God was so real to him. 
His sermons had but one theme— the power of God in Christ to save men 
and make them citizens of the kingdom of heaven. Because his own life 
was so deeply religious, it was easy for him to emphasize those great 
spiritual realities which make life rich and full and complete. Because he 
loved people, people loved him and looked upon him as their friend. I 
count it a privilege to have been associated with this good man. 

His funeral was held in Park Avenue Church where he had served 
so long, and was conducted by Rev. W. O. Lynch and Rev. F. M. Freeman. 
He was buried in lovely Forest Park Cemetery, where he awaits the morning 
of the resurrection. "He giveth His beloved sleep." 

F. M. FREEMAN 



CHARLES EDWARD McLEAN 
1893 - 1950 

"His spirit winked with lustrous light, 
May tour the planets in a single flight." 

From his own poet-heart, in lines written about his own son, are these 
words which so well describe the spirit of the Reverend Charles Edward 
McLean— fun-loving, youth-centered, God-filled minister of the Gospel. 
On Sunday, May 7, 1950, he went swiftly, as through an already opened 
door, to be with the God he served so well and the boy who had gone on 
ahead of him just a little while. 

Brother "Slim" McLean had suffered two heart seizures some weeks 
before, and his death came unexpectedly on a Sunday following the noon 
meal and the usual Sunday morning services in the Church in New Iberia. 

He joined the Louisiana Conference in 1922, was ordained in 1924 
at Crowley and served the following pastorates: Istrouma Church in Baton 
Rouge, Gibsland, Gordon Avenue in Monroe, Keener Memorial in Baton 
Rouge, Franklinton, Bastrop, Crowley and New Iberia. 

In his early life he studied at the grade school at Gurlie, Louisiana, 
and the School of Theology at Centenary College, leaving college in 1918 
to serve with Company 4, Headquarters Battery "C," 72nd Artillery of 
the United States Army during World War One. He received his honorable 
discharge in April, 1919. 

He was married in 1921 to Miss Lucille Bowdon of Pelican, Louisiana, 
and to this union the following children were born: Charles Richard, 
Francis Edward, Beatrice Ruth, Julia Alice and James Albert (twins), Mar- 
garet Lucille, William Paul. 



164 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

His son, Lieutenant Charles Richard McLean of the United States 
Marine Corps Reserve, was killed in line of duty on January 19, 1944. 

The love and deep respect of the ministry and the faith of Louisiana 
Methodism belonged to Brother "Slim" and his wonderful family in a way 
earned by only a few great souls. His interest in and devotion to youth 
made him a general favorite at camps and youth programs. Skill in 
archery gave him a special place wherever Methodist young people gathered 
together, and many a time his bow and arrow were loving weapons used to 
help youngsters "put on the whole armor of God." 

Children were drawn to his radiant light-heartedness as were older 
people. Surely that is why he had such tender concern for the Louisiana 
Methodist Orphanage and other kindred homes and therefore made such 
a capable understanding chairman of the committee on Hospitals and Homes 
of the Louisiana Conference from 1948 until his death. 

He was a preacher of unusual ability because he had mental agility 
and brilliance coupled with the heart and soul of a poet, plus a unique 
human and fun-loving spirit. His record in conference studies showed not 
A's but mostly hundreds! His sould overflowed in poetry of a singular 
worth and reached both depths of feeling and height of inspired faith as 
he wrote lines about his hero boy. It was an inspiration to all who knew 
him to find such depth of feeling mingled with light-hearted, friendly 
loving kindness. His ready wit brought brightness to scores of people; 
his love for sports, especially fishing, made him "everybody's preacher." 

Of course the greatest thing about him was his radiant faith. It 
extended through his entire family during their time of greatest sorrow, 
and on to countless persons who found solace and comfort because of it. 
He expressed this sublime faith best, I think, in the poem, "L'envoy" and 
in the little message sent out by the family at the death of their son and 
brother. In so doing he pictured his own great soul. As I quote these, 
may I use the second and third verses to describe the two of them as they 
"sit down together in the Father's Kingdom." 

"We have not lost him. He is absent on a mission in sunnier climes 
than ours. We have him enshrined in affection as abiding as is character, 
and in beautiful memories as imperishable as is the mind!" 

L'Envoy 

2. "He has put aside his silver wings 

And has taken service with the King of Kings: 
Where youth is no longer a prey to strife, 
And where no man wasteth precious life. 

3. "His spirit winged with lustrous light, 
May tour the planets in a single flight, 
And— all unmarred by hate below— 

May share with others his warm heart's glow." 

GUY M HICKS 



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LASTIE NEWTON HOFFPAUIR 

Rev. Lastie Newton Hoffpauir, son of Silas and Lucinda Brown Hoff- 
pauir, was born on a farm near Lafayette, La., November 17th, 1869, and 
passed on to his reward in Physicians and Surgeons Hospital, Shreveport, 
La., February 10, 1950. 

He joined the Methodist Church in early boyhood; a church his father 
helped to build near the home, and because of the beautiful devotion of 
the family (four of the boys gave themselves to the Methodist Ministry). 
Lastie being the oldest, led the way for the others to follow him. 

He was one of the most devoted and untiring workers to ever go to 
any church as a pastor, he believed in prayer, and thought that his people 
should be brought together for prayer, he felt that the spiritual life of his 
church was determined by the spirit of his midweek prayer meeting, and 
wherever he went there soon developed a good prayer meeting. 

He served churches across the state of Louisiana, Lake Arthur, Jen- 
nings, Istrouma, Baton Rouge, Oak Grove, Rayville, the old Texas Avenue, 
Shreveport, and the last of his active ministry as pastor of his old home 
church, Indian Bayou, where he superannuated, and then served as a 
supply on the Hornbeck charge for four years. 

No other man had more to do with my entering the ministry, and 
no other minister was a greater help to me through the years than was 
this devoted servant of the church, and as this will be the first Conference 
we have attended, where his face will not appear and his voice will not 
answer the roll call, yet the wonderful fellowship, and the kind brotherly 
words of help and encouragement will never be forgotten. 

He was united in marriage December 20th, 1888, to Joanna Hoffpauir 
(known to us as Cousin Nannie). To this union was born six children, two 
of them having preceded him; the wife and four children mourn the loss: 
Mrs. L. N. Hoffpauir, Hornbeck, La.; E. A. Hoffpauir, Leesville, La.; 
W. N. Hoffpauir, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. Hettie Bankston, with her mother 
at Hornbeck; Mrs. G. B. Monneyham, Leesville, La.; seven grandchildren, 
and seven great-grandchildren. 

When taken to the hospital in February, he realized the end had come; 
he asked one of the children to write the plan for the funeral service. Rev. 
Martin Hebert, of Lake Charles, was to have charge, he asked that Bro. 
H. A. Gibbs, his district superintendent have a part in the service, and 
that the writer make the talk, and this service was held in the church at 
Hornbeck, and his remains taken to Leesville for interment. 

LOUIS HOFFPAUIR 



HENRY JEFFERSON BOLTZ 

Rev. H. J. Boltz was born near the town of Camden, Wilcox County, 
Alabama, September 25th, 1855. He died in Shreveport, Louisiana, Octo- 
ber 31st, 1949— age 94 years, one month and six days. His mother died 



166 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

when he was an infant. His father and a good Christian step-mother 
moved to Louisiana and established their home in the New Hope commu- 
nity, near the town of Many, in 1869, where he grew to young manhood, 
and received his scant education. He was married to Miss Amanda Lou 
Vidler in 1880. Five children were born to them, but three died in child- 
hood. His good and faithful comrade for 32 years died in 1913. He never 
married again. His only son to reach maturity died in 1930. He is sur- 
vived by his daughter, Mrs. Dessye Bannerman, of Shreveport, and one 
grandson. 

Bro. Boltz was baptized in infancy by a Presbyterian Minister, but 
joined the Methodist Church at New Hope in 1875 and licensed to preach 
in 1879— a member of the Methodist Church for 75 years and a Methodist 
Preacher for 70 years. He was admitted on trial and ordained deacon in 
1883— a member of the Louisiana Annual Conference 66 years. He served 
seventeen pastorates during his 42 years of active ministry, built seven 
churches and five parsonages. Hundreds of people found Christ and 
joined the Church under his ministry and several young men led into the 
ministry. 

He entered the ministry during the Reconstruction period following 
the Civil War when the Southland was prostrate. He was assigned to 
rural circuits mostly, with four to eight struggling churches scattered over 
large areas, when the only means of travel was horseback or buggies over 
rough and unkept dirt roads. There were many hardships in serving these 
charges unknown to the preachers of today. He served one charge in his 
early ministry and received only $87.50 in money for the year's work! Yet 
he always rejoiced that he had a place where he could preach the Gospel 
and serve his Lord and his Church! 

Bro. Boltz was truly a man of God, deeply religious and thoroughly 
consecrated. His gentle, unpretentious, kindly nature, his love and devo- 
tion to his holy work, his deep interest and concern for the people he 
served won for him the highest respect and abiding friendship of hosts of 
people. He became extremely deaf in his later years and was compelled 
to take a Superannuate relation long before his physical strength began 
to wane. Yet he continued to serve where he could and to preach until his 
strength failed. For several years he made his home in Ruston where he 
had many friends and where he was highly respected. His last years were 
spent in Shreveport, mostly in the Highland Sanitarium, where his daughter, 
Mrs. Bannerman, was head bookkeeper, and where she tenderly cared for 
him until the end. His body was laid to rest beside his departed wife in 
the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 

Through privation and hardship, through pain and suffering, through 
sorrow and affliction, with fortitude, courage and faith he "bore the Torch," 
carried the Cross and preached the glorious Gospel of Christ. No wonder 
he could say, as he did during the writer's last visit with him, "The Church, 
our Church, is the greatest Institution on earth, and the Gospel of Christ 
is the greatest cause known to man. Thank God for having some small 
part in its great work!" 

ROBERT W. VAUGHAN 



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JOHN RUSSELL ROY 

John Russell Roy was born on March 10, 1849, on a farm near Johns- 
ville, Bradley County, Arkansas, and was one of eleven children born to 
John Lee and Elifair Roy. John Russell remained in Bradley County until 
he was a grown man. 

On March 17, 1881, he was married to Miss Maggie Dopson of Warren, 
Arkansas, and in 1881 moved to Louisiana. 

Brother Roy joined the Ministry of the Methodist Church and was 
admitted at the Alexandria Conference in December, 1891, under Bishop 
Keener. He was ordained Deacon in 1892 and Elder in 1895. His first 
appointment was to the Lower Coast Mission some sixty miles south of 
New Orleans, the parsonage was at Daisy, La., and for two years he served 
the four churches of this mission. From this work he moved to Simsport 
then to Columbia and to Plain Dealing. 

At his own request, Brother Roy was transferred in the fall of 1898 
to the North Texas Conference and appointed to Bryson, Texas. In the 
fall of 1903 he was transferred back to the Louisiana Conference and 
appointed to Gibsland, following this his appointments were Bastrop and 
Rayville, but within four years after returning from the Texas Conference 
he was compelled to give up his active work because of ill health which 
kept him out for eight years. In 1915, his health being greatly improved, 
he returned to the regular pastorate and was appointed to Gilbert, after this 
he served West Monroe, Mer Rouge, Bossier City, Abbeville, Rayne, Ster- 

lington, Ida-Hosston, Calhoun and Montrose where in at the age 

of 79 he asked for the Superannuate relation. 

Brother and Mrs. Roy moved to Shreveport where they owned a 
modest little home and where he remained until the day of his departure 
from this earthly tabernacle returning unto his heavenly home on June 
19, 1949, where he will certainly receive a crown of glory for the many 
souls he had pointed to God and the many good deeds of his life. 

Nine children were born to bless the Roy household and was survived 
by his widow, three sons and one daughter. 

JAMES B. GRAMBLING 



MRS. DORA JENKINS SLOANE 

Mrs. Dora Jenkins Sloane, wife of Rev. John G. Sloane, deceased Meth- 
odist Minister whose ministry in the Louisiana Conference extended over 
a period of thirty years, was born November 10, 1867. Her marriage to 
Rev. John G. Sloane occurred May 25th, 1916. 

She spent many years of her earlier life in educational work with the 
French people of south Louisiana. 

Her parents were Dr. and Mrs. William Thomas Jenkins of Church 
Point, Louisiana. 



168 ANNUAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Her many years of Christian educational experience, together with a 
completely consecrated life to her Creator and His kingdom, fitted her 
perfectly into the pattern of a minister's wife. 

After the death of her husband she was very active in Christian circles 
centering in Noel Memorial Methodist Church at Shreveport, Louisiana, 
and after a rich, full life she lay down her earthly cares to reap that 
eternal reward for which she so earnestly sought. She died at the age of 
82 years and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport. Louisiana. 

GEORGE IVEY 



MRS. MAGGIE BRIDGES WATSON 

1892 - 1949 

Mrs. Maggie Bridges Watson was the daughter of the late Mr. and 
Mrs. J. E. Bridges of Kentwood, La. She married Rev. B. D. Watson 
March 15, 1916. To this union four children were born, two sons and two 
daughters: Rev. Wilson Watson, Shreveport, La.; Mr. B. C. Watson, Baton 
Rouge, La.; Mrs. John H. White, Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Jack Chamloe, 
Shreveport, La. 

Early in her girlhood she united with the former Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and was a faithful, efficient, and devoted member of the 
church throughout her lifetime. Mrs. Watson served with her husband 
the following charges of the Louisiana Conference: Pine Grove, Clinton, 
Baker, Jackson, Zachary, Slidell, Gibsland, Pleasant Hill, Jena, Belcher, 
Wynn Memorial, Zwolle, and Caddo Heights. 

Mrs. Watson was a great woman and adorned the parsonage with a 
warm, loving, cheerful, personality. She was not only a devoted wife and 
mother to her husband and children, but she was often referred to as the 
"mother of the parsonage." Many sought her counsel in hours when they 
needed a friend. As in the home, so in the church, she was not a stranger. 
She loved God and the church and was truly a helpmate to Bro. Watson 
wherever they served. 

She had a great faith, a faith that kept her day by day, a faith that 
went with her through life, to the very end. 

The last two years of her life, were ones of sickness and pain, but 
through it all she kept sweet, never murmuring nor complaining. 

I visited her often during her illness and she called me her preacher, 
but she was my preacher, for I never entered her room without getting a 
Sermon on Faith, Beauty and Happiness, not in words, but in a life well 
lived and one that was saying: 

love that will not let me go, 

1 rest my weary soul in thee; 

I give thee back the life I owe, 

That in thine ocean depths its flow 

May richer, fuller be. 



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She passed away in Shreveport on November 18, 1949, at the age of 
fifty-six years, eleven months and 21 days. 

We shall miss her but we will not mourn for her. 

W. O. LYNCH 

MRS. J. F. WALTMAN 

Mrs. Eudora East Waltman, daughter of the late L. L. and Missouri 
Ann East, and widow of the late Rev. J. F. Waltman, was born at Brook- 
haven, Mississippi, September 6, 1866, and passed away in death at Jones- 
boro, Louisiana, May 1*, 1950, at the age of eighty-three years, eight 
months, and ten days. On October 12, 1882, at Natchez, Mississippi, she 
was happily married to Joseph Franklin Waltman, who preceded her in 
death three years ago. Brother and Sister Waltman celebrated their sixty- 
fourth wedding anniversary October 12, 1946, so for sixty-four years they 
walked side by side and fought bravely the battles of life, and for forty-nine 
years, after he became a Methodist minister, they went where they were 
sent, serving the church in difficult places and on small salaries. 

To them were born six children, five of whom survive. One son, 
Johenry, died in childhood. The surviving children are Mrs. J. M. Gaar, 
Dodson, Louisiana; Mrs. L. C. Prothro, Hallsville, Texas; the Rev. B. W. 
Waltman, a member of the Texas Conference, Carlyle, Texas; W. L. 
Waltman, Alexandria, Louisiana, and J. F. Waltman, Jr., Shreveport, La. 
There are twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. One 
sister, Mrs. Victoria Nugent, Pineville, Louisiana, survives. 

Sister Waltman was converted at an early age and united with the 
Methodist Church soon after her marriage. She was instrumental in leading 
her husband to Christ. She was rich in faith and in Christian experience. 
She lived her life for the Lord, the Church, her family, and her friends. 
She lived in her house by the side of the road and was a friend to mankind. 

Following Brother Waltman's superannuation they made their home 
in Hallsville, Texas, until his death in 1947. Since then she has made her 
home with her children and grandchildren. 

Funeral services were conducted at Hallsville, Texas, May 18, 1950, 
with four ministers officiating, and her body was laid by the side of her 
late husband's body in the silent place in "God's Acre" in Noon Day 
Cemetery, Hallsville, Texas. 

"Mother" Waltman's memory is as precious ointment. 

G. A. MORGAN 



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